Shoeless Joe Hardcover – 1 Apr 1982
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"W. P. Kinsella plays with both myth and fantasy in his lyrical novel, which was adapted into the enormously popular movie, 'Field of Dreams.' It begins with the magic of a godlike voice in a cornfield, and ends with the magic of a son playing catch with the ghost of his father. In Kinsella's hands, it's all about as simple, and complex, as the object of baseball itself: coming home. Like Ring Lardner and Bernard Malamud before him, Kinsella spins baseball as backdrop and metaphor, and, like his predecessors, uses the game to tell us a little something more about who we are and what we need." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
W. P. Kinsella (1935-2016) was the author of numerous works of fiction, including the best-selling Shoeless Joe, for which he won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, The Iowa Baseball Confederacy, and eleven highly acclaimed short story collections. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Really good read, but not a great novel of american literature
Whilst they are both similar in plot,they really are two different stories in their own right,and stand alone from one another.
To paraphrase Harold Polsky's great review of this book (which I can't outdo);
" It's about life. It's about dreams and realities. It's about injustice and redemption. But most of all, it's about love and family."
P.S. And I'm not a big fan of Baseball,either.
This book was made into the film " A Field Of Dreams"
The book differs very slightly from the film and gives the reader a more in depth insight into life's of the people portrayed and of the Dreams and Hopes
Worth a read
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