The Essential W. P. Kinsella

The Essential W. P. Kinsella

eBook - 2015
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This career retrospective celebrates the 80th birthday of baseball's greatest scribe, W. P. Kinsella ( Shoeless Joe ), as well as the 25th anniversary of Field of Dreams , the film that he inspired.

In addition to his classic baseball tales, W. P. Kinsella is also a critically-acclaimed short fiction writer. His satiric wit has been celebrated with numerous honors, including the Order of British Columbia.

Here are his notorious First Nation narratives of indigenous Canadians, and a literary homage to J. D. Salinger. Alongside the "real" story of the 1951 Giants and the afterlife of Roberto Clemente, are the legends of a pirated radio station and a hockey game rigged by tribal magic.

Eclectic, dark, and comedic by turns, The Essential W. P. Kinsella is a living tribute to an extraordinary raconteur.
Publisher: New York :, Tachyon Publications,, 2015
ISBN: 9781616961886
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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smc01 Feb 22, 2016

Includes a wonderful chapter at the end of the book written by Kinsella: "Where it began: Shoeless Joe. It tells the story of the evolution of the short story to novel to film, Field of Dreams. A must-read for anyone who loves the book and movie.

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