Baseball as Metaphysics

Baseball as Metaphysics Originally published in as Baseball the Beautiful Decoding the Diamond this new paperback edition has been completely reformatted and contains the full text of the original version According to

  • Title: Baseball as Metaphysics
  • Author: Marvin Cohen
  • ISBN: 9780692967515
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback
  • Originally published in 1974 as Baseball the Beautiful Decoding the Diamond, this new paperback edition has been completely reformatted and contains the full text of the original version According to author Marvin Cohen, the original publisher took the liberty of changing the book s now restored title for commercial feasibility and to bring in the lumbering lowbrow audiOriginally published in 1974 as Baseball the Beautiful Decoding the Diamond, this new paperback edition has been completely reformatted and contains the full text of the original version According to author Marvin Cohen, the original publisher took the liberty of changing the book s now restored title for commercial feasibility and to bring in the lumbering lowbrow audience Introduction by Jim Bouton This new edition contains a later essay that did not appear in the original, and the author has also written a new foreword.

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    1. Baseball has always been exotic to me. Sure, I was forced through sixteen soggy years of rounders at school, but as with football and soccer, Coke and Pepsi: similar just doesn’t cut it. That distant transatlantic sport has something special about it, with its funny outfits, stunted bats and utter Americanness. From the perspective of an outsider looking in, it’s hard to fully understand a culture’s love for their national sport—though it’s easy to be beguiled by it all the same. For t [...]

    2. "With the upcoming publication of Marvin Cohen's Baseball as Metaphysics, an expanded edition of his 1974 Baseball the Beautiful, all of his previously published books will now be available in new paperback editions."/topic/show/That's some serious SPADE=work! Perhaps this time next year Cohen will end up on a list like ::"Unexpected Classics: 10 Overlooked Novels Finding Life in New Editions"signature-reads/2017/1

    3. "Probably the most sympathetic book ever written about the game." — New York Post"Cohen's essays on the sport never become trapped in sentimentality or overblown analysis — as pleasing as a perfect game with two out in the ninth."— Penthouse"Cohen approaches baseball as the artist does a great work of art — it contains, for him, the metaphysical, the holy, the myth, that which lives beyond us, love. Seeing baseball as the supreme art, we are drawn into the book, and close to whatever art [...]

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