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The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field

The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field (Paperback)

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The Devil's Snake Curve offers an alternative American history, in which colonialism, jingoism, capitalism, and faith are represented by baseball. Personal and political, it twines Japanese internment camps with the Yankees; Walmart with the Kansas City Royals; and facial hair patterns with militarism, Guantanamo, and the modern security state. An essay, a miscellany, and a passionate unsettling of Josh Ostergaard's relationship with our national pastime, it allows for both the clover of a childhood outfield and the persistence of the game's service to those in power. America and baseball are both hard to love or leave in this by turns coruscating and heartfelt debut.Josh Ostergaard holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Minnesota and an MA in cultural anthropology. He has been an urban anthropologist at the Field Museum and now works at Graywolf Press.

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismLiterary essaysPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPopular cultureSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationBaseball Publisher: Coffee House Press Publication Date: 15/04/2014 ISBN-13: 9781566893459  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Josh Ostergaard: Josh Ostergaard holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Minnesota and an MA in cultural anthropology. He has been an urban anthropologist at the Field Museum and now works at Graywolf Press.

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