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Roger Kahn (1927–2020)

Forfatter af The Boys of Summer

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Roger Kahn is a visiting lecturer on creative writing at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Omfatter også følgende navne: Roger Kahn, Roger Kahn Editor

Image credit: This is a photograph taken by Stephanie Rogers, assistant to the author.

Værker af Roger Kahn

The Boys of Summer (1972) 1,199 eksemplarer
Good Enough to Dream (1985) 170 eksemplarer
A Season in the Sun (1977) 93 eksemplarer
Joe & Marilyn: A Memory of Love (1986) 79 eksemplarer
Beyond the Boys of Summer (2004) 53 eksemplarer
The Seventh Game (1982) 49 eksemplarer
Games We Used to Play (1992) 34 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Bidragyder — 337 eksemplarer
The Jackie Robinson Reader: Perspectives on an American Hero (1997) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer

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Mom gave The Boys of Summer to Dad as a gift when it was first out. Dad read it, then my brother, then me; Mom, at last, after I warned her off the chapters with profanity she wouldn't like.

Dad was a Dodger fan when they were in Brooklyn and Mom went to games with him after they started dating. (Her favorite player was Pee Wee.) My brother and I grew up as Mets fans. This is the foundation story, like Gilgamesh or the Icelandic Sagas: this is baseball in New York.

I've read it at least three times. Some parts more.

The chapter about Jackie made me angry (all over again, as it always does). The chapters about Gil and Campy make me tear up. The first time I read it Furillo's language made me cringe; now I read about him working to build the World Trade Center and I tear up. (Not to self: I need to buy my own copy, because the next time I read it, it will be a tear-stained mess.)

Roger Kahn's writing, of course, is superb.

NOTE: This is a newer edition, probably bought by my brother. (There's a new epilogue.) Don't know where Dad's original copy is, but we probably wore it out. Four people read it, three of us multiple times.
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Karen5Lund | 21 andre anmeldelser | Dec 1, 2023 |
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RCornell | 3 andre anmeldelser | Oct 27, 2023 |
I couldn't put this one down. Kahn is an excellent writer, and he took me back to the 1920s vividly.
 
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