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The Books: Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader, ‘Distance,’ by Roger Angell

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader, by … Continue reading

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The Books: Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader, ‘On the Ball,’ by Roger Angell

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader, by … Continue reading

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The Books: Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader, ‘Agincourt and After,’ by Roger Angell

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader, by … Continue reading

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The Books: Essays of E.B. White, “The Railroad”

Next book on my essays bookshelf: Essays of E. B. White Before I bought my car, I was a frequent Amtrak traveler. I didn’t really need a car, living where I live, but ever since I bought the thing, I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Truman Capote

A re-post for Truman Capote’s birthday, which is today. Gerald Clarke devoted an entire chapter to how this 1957 profile of Marlon Brando came about in his definitive biography of Truman Capote. ‘The Duke In His Doman’ is a famous … Continue reading

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The Books: Essays of E.B. White, “The Ring of Time”

Next book on my essays bookshelf: Essays of E. B. White Written in 1956, this essay is about one of E.B. White’s Florida sojourns. He is in Sarasota, and he soaks up all of the differences between Florida climate and … Continue reading

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The Books: Essays of E.B. White, “Here Is New York”

Next book on my essays bookshelf: Essays of E. B. White New York is one of the most evocative of cities. You could fill a library with works addressing its particular charms/annoyances/character. Like Paris, it exists as a symbol, as … Continue reading

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The Books: Essays of E.B. White, “The Geese”

Next book on my essays bookshelf: Essays of E. B. White “Geese” is a perfect example of what E.B. White does like no other. It is difficult to pinpoint from where the magic emanates. It is difficult to actually label … Continue reading

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The Books: Essays of E.B. White, “Coon Tree”

Next book on my essays bookshelf: Essays of E. B. White Obviously, E.B. White felt an affinity for animals, and observed them at close range, during his years running a small farm in Maine. You can feel that background knowledge … Continue reading

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The Books: Essays of E.B. White, “The Eye of Edna”

Next book on my essays bookshelf: Essays of E. B. White E.B. White sent in dispatches to The New Yorker (and other magazines, but primarily The New Yorker) from his farm in Maine. He wrote about the rhythms of the … Continue reading

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