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The book about the Art of Fielding book


The Guardian explains how there was a book written about the book, The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. Isn’t that a prime example of post-modernism?

The narrative of the book about the book — How a Book is Born: The Making of the Art of Fielding — tells a different tale. Written by Harbach’s friend Keith Gessen, it relates Harbach’s 10-year struggle to complete the novel and the rejections by agents before its ultimate, extraordinary success. It became a Vanity Fair magazine article, which in turn was published at greater length as an ebook.

If Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland (a novel about cricket) can be a hit in the States, can Harbach’s book about baseball be a hit in the UK?

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Richard Davies

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