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Roger Kahn (1927–2020)

Författare till The Boys of Summer

27+ verk 2,711 medlemmar 45 recensioner 5 favoritmärkta

Om författaren

Roger Kahn is a visiting lecturer on creative writing at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Inkluderar namnen: Roger Kahn, Roger Kahn Editor

Foto taget av: This is a photograph taken by Stephanie Rogers, assistant to the author.

Verk av Roger Kahn

The Boys of Summer (1972) 1,204 exemplar
Good Enough to Dream (1985) 170 exemplar
A Season in the Sun (1977) 93 exemplar
Beyond the Boys of Summer (2004) 53 exemplar
The Seventh Game (1982) 49 exemplar
Games We Used to Play (1992) 34 exemplar

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Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 337 exemplar
The Jackie Robinson Reader: Perspectives on an American Hero (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 33 exemplar

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Mom gave The Boys of Summer to Dad as a gift when it was first out. Dad read it, then my brother, then me; Mom, at last, after I warned her off the chapters with profanity she wouldn't like.

Dad was a Dodger fan when they were in Brooklyn and Mom went to games with him after they started dating. (Her favorite player was Pee Wee.) My brother and I grew up as Mets fans. This is the foundation story, like Gilgamesh or the Icelandic Sagas: this is baseball in New York.

I've read it at least three times. Some parts more.

The chapter about Jackie made me angry (all over again, as it always does). The chapters about Gil and Campy make me tear up. The first time I read it Furillo's language made me cringe; now I read about him working to build the World Trade Center and I tear up. (Not to self: I need to buy my own copy, because the next time I read it, it will be a tear-stained mess.)

Roger Kahn's writing, of course, is superb.

NOTE: This is a newer edition, probably bought by my brother. (There's a new epilogue.) Don't know where Dad's original copy is, but we probably wore it out. Four people read it, three of us multiple times.
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Karen5Lund | 21 andra recensioner | Dec 1, 2023 |
Signed edition
 
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RCornell | Oct 30, 2023 |
 
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RCornell | 3 andra recensioner | Oct 27, 2023 |
I couldn't put this one down. Kahn is an excellent writer, and he took me back to the 1920s vividly.
 
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MickeyMole | 1 annan recension | Oct 2, 2023 |

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Verk
27
Även av
2
Medlemmar
2,711
Popularitet
#9,475
Betyg
4.0
Recensioner
45
ISBN
93
Språk
2
Favoritmärkt
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