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The Art of Fielding

In a novel in which one character approaches another and introduces himself by saying, “I’ll be your gay mulatto roommate,” it is not difficult to find subtexts and alternative meanings that hint...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2014 3:22 pm UTC

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The Art of Fielding

The game of baseball has itself inspired many metaphors and, in fact, figurative language abounds as jargon in the field of play or in discussions about the merits of the game afterwards. Even...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2013 7:05 am UTC

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The Art of Fielding

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach traces the trial and tribulations of the main characters, one of them Henry Scrirmshander whose fielding potential in baseball is recognized by Mike Schwartz, a...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2015 5:58 am UTC

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The Art of Fielding

From 1956 through 1973, one of the best shortstops in Major League Baseball was a Venezuelan named Luis Aparicio, today a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. It is unlikely to be a coincidence...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2013 2:10 am UTC

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The Art of Fielding

Late in Chad Harbach’s novel of baseball, Melville, and life, The Art of Fielding, Pella reveals to Henry that her father, the college president who is having an affair with Henry’s male roommate,...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2014 10:11 pm UTC

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The Art of Fielding

In Chad Harbach's fictionalized non-fiction novel The Art of Fielding the reader learns about Henry Skrimshander, who at a young age realizes his talents as a short stop. Mike Schwartz (also known...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2012 12:36 am UTC

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The Art of Fielding

In Chad Harbach's The Art of Fielding, it can't be said that Pella establishes a literal sports team the way the book centers around a college baseball team; however, she does help to pull a team...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2015 9:19 am UTC

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The Art of Fielding

Quite simply, Henry evolves from an insecure highschooler into a confidant adult. Of course, baseball is intimately involved here. Why is Henry insecure at the beginning? Well, he stands in line...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2015 4:03 pm UTC

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