Mark Harris has died.
“Bang the Drum Slowly” (1956) was the second of Mr. Harris’s tetralogy of baseball novels, following “The Southpaw” (1953). The others were “A Ticket for a Seamstitch” (1957) and “It Looked Like For Ever” (1979).
Harris and Malamud made it acceptable to use baseball as a setting for serious adult fiction.
I'll have to re-read the books. "Bang the Drum Slowly" was made into a movie with Robert DeNiro as the dying Pearson and Michael Moriarty as Wiggen. It's worth renting.Posted by Linkmeister at June 4, 2007 10:45 AM | TrackBack