Charles Franklyn Beach (essay date fall 1998)
SOURCE: Beach, Charles Franklyn. “Joyful vs. Joyless Religion in W. P. Kinsella's Shoeless Joe.” Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature 16, no. 1 (fall 1998): 85-94.
[In the following essay, Beach examines Kinsella's assertion that “the best sports literature isn't really about sports,” using Kinsella's novel Shoeless Joe as his primary example.]
On the surface, W. P. Kinsella's novel Shoeless Joe appears to be a story about baseball, about dreams that come true....
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