Will probably have a great time; wish I could be there

April 8, 2015

But if you’re in Chicago next Monday, perhaps you can partake:

Imperfect Perfect Game: Baseball Writing in America

When: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Where: Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, Chicago, IL

Speakers: Lester Munson and John Schulian

Abstract: There is a special affinity between baseball and the writers who cover it. For much of the twentieth century, baseball accounted for some of the most colorful and conscientious reporting among newspaper and magazine sports coverage. Baseball even ascended to the heights of great American literature, capturing the imaginations of such novelists as Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, and John Updike. How does baseball inspire such representation in the media and other forms of cultural production? Has the quality of baseball writing changed? If so, how might changes within the sport itself account for it? In what ways does writing on baseball reflect larger trends in American society and culture? Two great sports writers, Lester Munson and John Schulian, will step up to the plate to discuss these and other questions as we anticipate another hopeful baseball season for our city.

This program is free and no reservations are required. “Conversations at the Newberry” is sponsored by Sue and Melvin Gray.

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