Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Tales from a Losing Season
by Mann, Zachary, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 140; 1527988
Abstract (Summary)

Tales from a Losing Season is a collection of six short stories linked thematically by baseball. These stories complicate jock-lit tradition with a critical self-awareness and are intended to appeal to a readership independent of its sports-related subjects. The plots revolve around a wide spectrum of marginal characters through narrative (cultural and gender) transvestism, and the settings reflect the fluid space of baseball as both a local American pastime and a global phenomenon. Most of all, Tales from a Losing Season is a collection of stories that feature tragic figures stricken by a sense of entitlement or hyper-masculinity and the people whose lives they irreversibly alter.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Cooper, Stephen
Commitee:
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: American literature, Gender studies, Recreation, Creative writing
Keywords: Baseball, Fiction, Original writing, Short stories
Publication Number: 1527988
ISBN: 978-1-303-98512-6
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