Poetry Night at the Ballpark and Other Scenes from an Alternative America (Paperback)

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Poetry Night at the Ballpark and Other Scenes from an Alternative America (Paperback)

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Bill Kauffman has carved out an idiosyncratic identity quite unlike any other American writer. Praised by the likes of Gore Vidal, Benjamin Schwarz, and George McGovern, he has, with a distinctive and slashingly witty, learnedly allusive style, illumed forgotten corners of American history, articulated a defiant and passionate localism, and written with love and dark humor of his repatriation. Poetry Night at the Ballpark gathers the best of Bill Kauffman's essays and journalism in defense and explication of his alternative America--or Americas. Its discrete pieces are bound by a thematic unity and propulsive energy and are full of unexpected (yet startlingly apposite) connections and revelatory linkages. Whether he's writing about conservative Beats, backyard astronomers, pacifist West Pointers, or Middle America in the movies, Bill Kauffman will challenge, maybe even change, the way you look at American politics and the American provinces.
Bill Kauffman is the author of ten previous books, including Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette, which won the 2003 national Sense of Place award from Writers & Books, and Look Homeward, America, which the American Library Association named one of the best books of 2006. He also wrote the screenplay for the feature film Copperhead (2013). Kauffman and his family live in his native Genesee County, New York.
Product Details ISBN: 9781625648426
ISBN-10: 1625648421
Publisher: Front Porch Republic Books
Publication Date: June 15th, 2015
Pages: 442
Language: English