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From: Chicago Sun-Times
Ring Around the Bases The Complete Baseball Stories of Ring Lardner. Edited By Matthew Bruccoli. Scribner's. $35.
Ring Lardner, his friend F. Scott Fitzgerald implied, wasted a great deal of time and energy writing about "a boy's game, with no more possibilities in it than a boy could master, a game bound by walls which kept out novelty or danger or adventure."
This was a remarkably spiteful and shortsighted statement. Was there a tinge of jealousy in it? Whatever the reason, as Matthew Bruccoli points out in his introduction to Ring Around the Bases, the charge is untrue.
Of Lardner's ...
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