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The Resource Invisible ball of dreams : literary representations of baseball behind the color line, Emily Ruth Rutter

Invisible ball of dreams : literary representations of baseball behind the color line, Emily Ruth Rutter

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Invisible ball of dreams : literary representations of baseball behind the color line
Title
Invisible ball of dreams
Title remainder
literary representations of baseball behind the color line
Statement of responsibility
Emily Ruth Rutter
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although many Americans think of Jackie Robinson when considering the story of segregation in baseball, a long history of tragedies and triumphs precede Robinson's momentous debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. From the pioneering Cuban Giants (1885-1915) to the Negro Leagues (1920-1960), black baseball was a long-standing staple of African American communities. While many of its artifacts and statistics are lost, black baseball figured vibrantly in films, novels, plays, and poems. In Invisible Ball of Dreams: Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line, author Emily Ruth Rutter examines wide-ranging representations of this history by William Brashler, Jerome Charyn, August Wilson, Gloria Naylor, Harmony Holiday, Kevin King, Kadir Nelson, and Denzel Washington, among others. Reading representations across the literary color line, Rutter opens a propitious space for exploring black cultural pride and residual frustrations with racial hypocrisies on the one hand and the benefits and limitations of white empathy on the other. Exploring these topics is necessary to the project of enriching the archives of segregated baseball in particular and African American cultural history more generally"--
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Rutter, Emily Ruth
Dewey number
810.9/3579
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS173.N4
LC item number
R88 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans in literature
  • Baseball in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Baseball in literature
Label
Invisible ball of dreams : literary representations of baseball behind the color line, Emily Ruth Rutter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Archival interventions: black baseball and imaginative literature -- The first wave. Shadow archives, white saviors, and magical negroes: representations of black baseball in the 1970s -- I was born too quick?: Archival contributions and limitations in The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings -- Black baseball novels and white redemption -- The second wave. It was ours?: black-authored representations of baseball behind the color line -- Black baseball's archive of cultural nationalist feeling -- Let's play two?: The affective resonances of black baseball in African American poetry -- The third wave. Reconfigurations of the archive in contemporary black baseball literature -- Crossing the color line in Mark Winegardner's The Veracruz Blues and Kevin King's All the Stars Came Out That Night -- Educating the next generation: Black baseball children's books -- Coda. An archive of feelings revisited: Fences on screen
Control code
1011189713
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 190 pages
Isbn
9781496817129
Lccn
2017050186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1011189713
Label
Invisible ball of dreams : literary representations of baseball behind the color line, Emily Ruth Rutter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Archival interventions: black baseball and imaginative literature -- The first wave. Shadow archives, white saviors, and magical negroes: representations of black baseball in the 1970s -- I was born too quick?: Archival contributions and limitations in The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings -- Black baseball novels and white redemption -- The second wave. It was ours?: black-authored representations of baseball behind the color line -- Black baseball's archive of cultural nationalist feeling -- Let's play two?: The affective resonances of black baseball in African American poetry -- The third wave. Reconfigurations of the archive in contemporary black baseball literature -- Crossing the color line in Mark Winegardner's The Veracruz Blues and Kevin King's All the Stars Came Out That Night -- Educating the next generation: Black baseball children's books -- Coda. An archive of feelings revisited: Fences on screen
Control code
1011189713
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 190 pages
Isbn
9781496817129
Lccn
2017050186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1011189713

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