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Always Stand In Against The Curve: And Other Sports Stories #2020

Always Stand In Against The Curve: And Other Sports Stories By Willie Morris Always Stand In Against The Curve And Other Sports Stories Willie Morris s collection of sports stories Always Stand In Against The Curve is a book for those of us lucky enough to have shot baskets under a driveway or shagged fly balls in open fields until
  • Title: Always Stand In Against The Curve: And Other Sports Stories
  • Author: Willie Morris
  • ISBN: 9780916242251
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Paperback
  • Always Stand In Against The Curve: And Other Sports Stories By Willie Morris Willie Morris s collection of sports stories, Always Stand In Against The Curve, is a book for those of us lucky enough to have shot baskets under a driveway or shagged fly balls in open fields until it was too dark to see the hoop or the ball against the sky In Morris s soulful point of view, sports is about growing up in America, radio broadcasts of the Brooklyn DodgersWillie Morris s collection of sports stories, Always Stand In Against The Curve, is a book for those of us lucky enough to have shot baskets under a driveway or shagged fly balls in open fields until it was too dark to see the hoop or the ball against the sky In Morris s soulful point of view, sports is about growing up in America, radio broadcasts of the Brooklyn Dodgers in a Mississippi country store, girls with double names, practical jokes, small town coaches, the hold the past has on us, about running effortlessly in the sun The novella, The Fumble, is a sports classic about high school football in the Deep South Set in the 1950s it describes a confrontation of mythic proportions between a small town football team from the Delta and the omnipotent Central High Tigers of Jackson, Mississippi Each of the six autobiographical essays in this book form chapters of a Great American boyhood, beginning with Morris s farewells to high school and to American legion baseball, a road trip to Notre Dame with Bevo, the University of Texas longhorn steer mascot, Rhodes scholars playing basketball in England, a writers and artists softball game in East Hampton, New York, in which the author admits he is too old to run the bases, and finally a journey back to Austin, Texas, in search of the past To Willie Morris, sports are a gentle center in the eye of the storm, a clean world of instinct and action where one can work out the bruises of living, where the rituals of youth teach valuable lessons about winning and losing, about heroes and disillusionment, about finding a way to face the world.
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    About "Willie Morris"

    1. Willie Morris

      William Weaks Willie Morris November 29, 1934 August 2, 1999 , was an American writer and editor born in Jackson, Mississippi, though his family later moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi, which he immortalized in his works of prose Morris trademark was his lyrical prose style and reflections on the American South, particularly the Mississippi Delta In 1967 he became the youngest editor of Harper s Magazine He wrote several works of fiction and non fiction, including his seminal book North Toward Home, as well as My Dog Skip.

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    1. I thought I d read every Willie Morris book out there, but I ran across this gem in Square Books last week A collection of essays related to sports in one way or another, it tickled my funny bone, made me want to go outside and swing a bat, but also made me appreciate the role sports have played in our collective history.I highly recommend to anyone who can appreciate Bevo goes to South Bend without any further description, anyone who has experienced the defeat of a last second fumble, and anyon [...]


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