Sunday, May 04, 2008

When Fiction Depicts Baseball

Nicholas Dawidoff picks some essential novels about baseball.


DarkoV said...

I would have included James Thurber's short story You Could Look It Up. I would not have included Mark Harris' "The Southpaw"; I would have picked his entire Henry Wiggens trilogy, "The Southpaw", "Bang the Drum Slowly",and A Ticket for a Seamstitch". A fourth book, "It Looked Like For Ever" was added to the "trilogy" later on. Each book is different as each book deals with a different age. Mr. Harris was an incredibly undervalued and subtle writer. Each of his baseball "trilogy" books is more than worth a summer's day passage together.

Michael Wade said...


Thank you so much for the great additions. I will definitely check out the Mark Harris books.