The Iowa Baseball Confederacy/Dance Me Outside

Kellman, Steven G.

an agenda for the synod; and it is difficult port: "Had this text been prepared in but the final report is clearly a com- to write anything about the meeting that advance? Was this...

...Twice he says that Cardinal BASEBALL is the most graphogenic of winsome fantasy in which one game lasts Danneels's two earlier reports to the sports, and writers are forever 2,614 innings and a fielder fades into the synod were drafts of the final report, but enumerating and celebrating the reasons...
...Assimilationist Indians baseball league that fielded a team sev- lenges mutability, no one ought to leave evoke his pity and sneers...
...the other eight [language theological and redactional analyses...
...The choice of the word proteins according to a reproducible the Latin American bishops met at "interface" is emblematic of the seman- blueprint for biological activity...
...senting other concerns of other churches, groups] were used only to the extent that (Indeed, since this book was completed, are only introduced in passing...
...The Iowa Baseball Confederacy is and his friends outwit arrogant outsiders...
...and relative calm...
...There is no doubt that the let analyses of the final report deeper than number of the pre-synodal responses of German group's views, closely parallel- any that appear in this book...
...As if injected tory alternative to the compassionate summer game becomes the context and with pituitrin, the novel increasingly as- family the vibrant Crees provide...
...He calls technical prog- strict regulations imposed...
...And, one sum- printed, but they are wily enough to leviblighted by the 1919 World Series scan- mer evening, accompanied by Stan tate their trickster teller...
...nearby government school...
...Kinsella's new novel, a and contents...
...He conjures up the late Shoeless It is the novel's amiable premise that Not only are they good enough to get Joe Jackson, whose career was there are cracks in time...
...For that rea- one single thing the white man has done son, it is regrettable that Hebblethwaite Steven G. Keilman right," says Drifting Away, a phantom devotes less than five pages to its genesis Indian in W.P...
...It W. Lowrance...
...Crow-eye, whose political ambitions Onamata, Iowa...
...This genial rain and flood, the teams play on and on, always okay for you to come back novel, in which Leonardo da Vinci mate- day after day, in a game that would surely home," says Silt: rializes in a balloon gondola behind sec- have earned a permanent niche in the A menace to that home are the bigoted ond base to announce he invented record books were it not erased from col- Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the baseball in 1506, is itself a sport...
...her young disciple: "Silas, you got to Georg,,town's School of Medicine...
...The is- charge and needs greater substantiation so generally that by themselves they can sues are too often presented as a struggle than the little provided here...
...His stories are not so sentimental partment to submit it to...
...But the troubled fleeting but for those who wish to explore book about what happens to people when thinker can use Modern Sciences and the interface between science and they are overwhelmed by events and Human Values as a very readable guide...
...Sheehan seems to want to turn this impenetrable boundary...
...for , their part, philosophers con- port played a preventive role...
...Although central to Dance Me Outside, a 1977 and red as white...
...The their inconclusive match...
...But honesty and benevoREVIEWERS through the prism of Cree consciousness...
...confronted with his charge, continues to Most of it appears to have been written Secondly, Hebblethwaite, like Cardi- claim responsibility for the report...
...bodied in his comic vantage point...
...Sheehan implies that Sandinista the Nuclear Regulatory Commission...
...She counsels dean for undergraduate medical education at for his English teacher...
...The least convincing element in Silas...
...Kinsella can individualism...
...We are told the ways in which To understand the debate, read the book...
...Was this the answer the synod promise document, whose literary and does not compare it with the cardinal's had been programmed to give from the theological unevenness reveals that it views...
...the outfield could in prinlikely to be the only document of the $14.95, 158 pp...
...Gid's father, who was The ghost of Drifting Away, an Indian lead him to repudiate his background, killed by a lone drive hit into the stands of dispossessed by the white man's expan- and Hobart Thunder, the American InMilwaukee County Stadium, was the sion, mysteriously controls the fate of the dian Movement organizer who tries to only other person aware of the Iowa Iowa Baseball Confederacy, whose exploit Indian culture to advance his Baseball Confederacy...
...Chief Tom enty years ago in his hometown of the ballpark early...
...The princieternity, in the hope that its fondest bers...
...Indeed function of the comandantes' Marxistanalytic exercise," The Rasmussen Re- he does precisely this, using another Leninist ideology and their subsequent port contained literally pounds of value- example ftom the 1970s, the controversy repressive tendencies...
...interface," is the focus of discourse on dictated cellular activity by encoding It was in order to reverse the church's the subject of the relation between sci- specific sequences of aminoacids into image as an apologist for repression that ence and value...
...on a timeless team...
...You got to Commonweal: 410 size them up like they was a stack of beer fly out without knocking down the whole of Health and accepted the understanding glasses...
...a game could in prinalizations," before returning to North MORE TALES FROM THE ciple stretch on for eternity...
...and Hebblethwaite says he be- introduced that at least postpone any desociological, and theological com- lieves him because the cardinal is "an finitive resolution in the direction desired plexities...
...It is Mr...
...of collective pastoral myths...
...I believe that it was, and that thus was written so that no principal position thwaite's book suffers from this focus for Pope John Paul would be able to endorse advanced at the synod would either be two reasons...
...pitfall...
...he provides little textual analysis to back Among the writers have been Ring Lard- Kinsella's second novel is also his up the claim...
...crystallographers an interface is a nearly now call genetic engineering...
...above the harsh dal, to play...
...As soon as between the good guys and the bad guys, Danneels stated "that he arrived at the questions get particular, especially with without much nuance and with in- synod not knowing what was going to regard to structural issues, nuances are adequate attention to the historical, happen...
...This is too bad, because honorable man...
...To ability to manipulate these sequences we themselves with the interests of the poor...
...Etta might have made a superb that breaches of the agreement, even acclose until you see which one got the fly coach in the Iowa Baseball Confederacy, cidental ones, would likely trigger more on it...
...The Medellin and Puebla and identified tic thickets one will get into here...
...He also refuses to forget Sarah, the ple governing most of the book's stories readers might share its narrator's wish: woman he loves and loses as 1908 floats is inversion of power: how simple Silas " I want the game to go on forever...
...He even wrote a name suggests a lost cause akin to that of career,, could have found a more flatterdissertation on it for the University of tribal culture and, ultimately, of all we ing publicist than the sagely innocent Iowa, but he was told by the history de- cherish...
...Unlike most licity," he contents himself with a single other team sports, baseball is not govparagraph of "continental gener- DANCE ME OUTSIDE erned by the clock...
...He also Rogalski, a friend whose quest for a world of poverty, alcoholism, suicide, recruits J.D...
...Although they confirmed the German-language Hebblethwaite has published in The TabHebblethwaite claims to have received a positions...
...Hebblethwaite, one of the few journalists apparently not enough to convince In the end, the problem with this book who is also theologically literate, might Hebblethwaite, even...
...Though Semantics aside, Lowrance has his se- points out, no new laws were passed or this respect for the devotion of the quences straight...
...Etta comSan Antonio...
...The 1970 Mr...
...It is likely the value-laden, metaCAN anything good come of the Cher- typically set up philosophy as a straw analytical portions of the Rasmussen Renobyl disaster...
...His first, Shoeless charge that he makes about the final re- Neugeboren, and Robert Coover...
...A 1985 publication by the is an exposition about what to do for the Director of the Life Sciences-and-Public . future Not unlike Toffler's Future Correspondence Policy Program at the Rockefeller Uni- Shock, it is about the death of permaversity, it fortuitously includes an in- nence...
...Most other commentators on the stewardship, or prefer as I do, the notion intersection of science and values make a of a covenant...
...He avoids a common between science and the humanities as Oxford, $24.95, 209 pp...
...Like the Cubs and an all-star squad from the Iowa Vegas...
...As Lowrance poor] to endure their misery...
...ERMINESKIN RESERVE trast to arenas for basketball, football, For most Catholics, the final report, W.P...
...Study conducted in the mid-1970s for to expect him to discuss renegotiation of Mr...
...But when imagination chal- valiantly at war...
...The attention may be illustrative case studies, he has written a summer escapist...
...ciple stretch to infinity...
...A analysis ignores the fact that the Sanerations that exemplify the boundary be- series of remarkably interrelated investi- dinistas are a revolutionary movement tween technology and technology-run- gations in the sixties had demonstrated which quite recently deposed a dictatorrampant...
...have made a real contribution here...
...Silas himself feels the Gid cannot find a trace of documentation short-story collection now reissued...
...away...
...Other figures, repre- had said...
...This is a rather grave larly favored by the Germans are stated of its framework and categories...
...Sometimes in man...
...Kinsella hockey, and soccer, the baseball field has issued by the bishops and made public, is David R. Godine, no fixed limits...
...superior to The Ratzinger Report (Ig- synod had so accurately summed up his Even the theological positions particunatius Press, 1985) in the critical quality own views...
...Such mutual understanding, whether called contract or compact, stewardship or covenant, is the Fording uncharted boundary waters essential element upon which science and technology must co-exist with the MODERN SCIENCE sion of the scientific method versus sub- values of the humanities...
...What was in times synod, which he is correct in describing Houghton Mifflin, past the national pastime is a repository as "a magnificant panorama of Catho- $16.95, 310 pp...
...write some good enough to get printed...
...the relationships between science and harassment of the Catholic hierarchy is a Termed by Lowrance an "archetypal human values as time advances...
...It is certainly not controversy arose because a scientific historic "option for the poor" into a prothe medium for free bidirectional ex- dream materialized before the dreamers gram which provides "the consolation of change - as was once the case when were ready for it...
...the sacraments, the rosary, the chanted physics constituted a branch of Aristote- The ensuing clamor led to compromise litany to the Virgin that helps them [the lian philosophy...
...ary company in a game that is undiscer- to authenticate the Confederacy, Gid For all the material bleakness of the nible to the unimaginative...
...Depending on event did not become a Chernobyl disaswhich side is initially invoked, scientists ter...
...Nichols who get me to write down stories learn to look inside people...
...Salinger to join his vision- baseball career is as tenacious as Gid's is prostitution, and murder he inhabits...
...And Joe (1982), was a metafictional whimsy 11 July 1986: 409 about an Iowa farmer named Kinsella sion, losing his wife and gaining the and he say if I keep on maybe someday I who constructs a diamond on his prop- reputation of town eccentric...
...and it is difficult port: "Had this text been prepared in but the final report is clearly a comto write anything about the meeting that advance...
...AND HUMAN VALUES jectivity, and the idea of professionalism You may wish to quarrel with Lowand responsibility are not only topical but rance's characterization of the interface William W. Lowrance understandable...
...But this faint praise is by Cardinal Ratzinger...
...Science and Human Values by William we adapt or fail to adapt to the present...
...Cardinal Danneels's Initial Report, which summarized those responses, is discussed, but no at- Possessive ghosts of nostalgia tempt is made to evaluate it by comparison with the reports themselves...
...Maybe...
...Cardinal hardly be quarreled with...
...stringent sanctions...
...Baseball Association Inc., J. Henry tied at three runs each, but the players Urban civilization is seen as bureauWaugh, Prop...
...horizon while chasing a fly...
...It is the eve of an reservation, Silas rejects Wetaskiwin, The Iowa Baseball Confederacy recy- exhibition game between the Chicago Edmonton, Calgary, and even Las cles many of the same elements...
...science-watchers, I recommend Modern numbers...
...Silas Ermineskin, an eighteen-year-old Etta, a 400-pound medicine "man" who STEVEN G. KELLMAN is a professor of comparative literature at the University of Texas, Cree who is studying mechanics in a adopts him as her assistant...
...In return, sci- Nicaraguan poor is, on its own, laudable, ress a "directed tragedy...
...that genes are long strands of aminoacids ship which long enjoyed both tacit and That boundary, usually called an within chromosomes, and that the genes overt support from the church leadership...
...Then you figure out how to get the or in the Iowa Writers' Workshop...
...He is Gideon Clarke, and he finds not above the facile humor of anachro- To conform to others' stereotypes, Silas himself endowed with preternatural en- nism or the stock time-travel irony of an knows how to dress up as a painted cyclopedic knowledge of an institution ingenue's assertion: "You can't live in brave, but it is pretense with which he is that has vanished from public memory: a the past...
...ally exist...
...walks into July 3, 1908...
...A good the churches, he describes only those ing those of Cardinal Ratzinger, influ- history and theological analysis of the from England and Wales, the United enced the report, at times even verbally, synod of 1985 remains to be written...
...Using liographic references is hardly for the values surfaces...
...A book with thirty-three pages of bibto sharpen our appreciation of human Lowrance makes neither mistake...
...The Catholic University of America in Wash- All seventeen stories are narrated by Silas's sensitivity is evident to Mad ington, D.C...
...When THE IOWA BASEBALL among the reasons has been its built-in Hebblethwaite turns to the many CONFEDERACY nostalgia for nineteenth-century Amerispeeches delivered in the first week of the W.P...
...And, in conAmerican and European concerns...
...the backwash of tragedy an opportunity struct a science that does not re...
...Unfortunately, however, Hebble- outset...
...after the cardinal, is the haste with which it was published...
...First, it is not greatly it with enthusiasm and rejoice that the rejected or allowed alone to prevail...
...States, and Belgium...
...But our Three Mile Island William R. Ayers methodological error...
...More serious is another ner, Bernard Malamud, Mark Harris, Jay second baseball book...
...His principal they are rather more subtle and diverse Hebblethwaite from waiting until docuheroes are Cardinals Danneels and Hume than Hebblethwaite makes them appear ments were available which could have and Bishop James Malone, whose views when he says that it "reflected, point by permitted him both to verify some of his are outlined at some length and always point, what the German language-group hypotheses and to engage in more serious sympathetically...
...Baseball is the synod they will ever read...
...erty...
...He writes bines the functions of community midWILLIAM R. AYERS, M.D., is associate them, in a distinctive vernacular voice, wife, healer, and advisor...
...Like lective consciousness immediately after book's most visible token of white opbaseball, the book inspires to infinity and its apocalyptic finale...
...Gid alone remem- pression and self-deception...
...lence are qualities this reservation Indian FATHER JOSEPH A. KOMONCHAK, who was Though the result is light, it also refines never abandons, because they are emin Rome during the synod, teaches theology at the way we see...
...before the synod opened, and the denal Ratzinger, focus,° far too much on As for the contents of the final report, mands of deadlines may have prevented North Atlantic concerns...
...bring him and the reader back to the more Bang the Drum Slowly, The Universal At the end of nine innings, the score is authentic life the reservation represents...
...With metaphor for imagination, commitment, sumes the qualities of tall tale, as, despite us here, it don't matter what you done, it and personal achievement...
...it is not exclusively, or refuse to quit, continuing like maniacs in cratic, callous, and inert, an unsatisfaceven primarily, for the sports fan...
...Such a snapshot laden or "meta-analytical" consid- over recombinant DNA research...
...You listen and you look real stack...
...His treatment entists promised self-control within when it is presented as the proper (one is of the "medicalization" of life, discus- guidelines set by the National Institutes tempted to say exclusive) mission of the Commonweal: 412...
...Set lure of the city, living for a while in to support his detailed claims about the in the Ermineskin Indian Reserve in the Calgary with a prostitute named Linda Confederacy, he persists in his obses- author's native Alberta, Dance Me Out- and helping Poppy Twelvetrees runoff to side refracts white Canadian values Edmondton...
...the English, as Kinsella's novel, the Indian theme, is that they invariably paint white as black the book was brilliant fiction...
...vigorating discussion of the Rasmussen If one accepts Lowrance's notions of (Continued from page 386) Report, a $4 million Reactor Safety permanence and transience, it is logical in [his] article...
...His sly adventures in those cities finest baseball fictions - The Natural, Baseball Confederacy...

Vol. 113 • July 1986 • No. 13


 
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