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The Last Days of Shea: Delight and Despair in the Life of a Mets Fan
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  • The Spectator and the City in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

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Brand details the final two seasons of the Mets in Shea Stadium capturing the complex emotions experienced by fans in two consecutive seasons in which the Mets were eliminated from contention on the final day of the regular seasons, In his book Brand traces the origin of the flaneur a detached and powerful urban spectator to seventeenth century English literature He then discusses the development of the English language tradition of the flaneur in its social cultural and philosophical contexts Taking the encounter with the spectator and city life as an important point of contact with modernity Brand offers new readings of three of the most important American writers of the nineteenth century Poe Hawthorne and Whitman and the way in which at various points in their work each author represents a spectator who looks at a city crowd and responds to it as an entertaining spectacle These three authors by engaging and modifying this important tradition of representing the city as chaotic and unpleasant dealt with issues that American writers are not normally thought to have dealt with before the Civil War His approach enables him to offer new readings of these authors texts as well as a new perspective on Poe s invention of the detective story Hawthorne s complex fascination with cities and modern life and Whitman s effort to develop a new kind of urban poetry In charting the movement from Poe to Hawthorne to Whitman Brand traces the similarities and the differences that distinguish each author in his common search for literary forms adequate to the rush of city life If these forms seem to us today to be peculiarly modern then we need to acknowledge as the book suggests how profoundly we still live under the shadow of the flaneur and his literary descendants, In his book Brand traces the origin of the flaneur a detached and powerful urban spectator to seventeenth century English literature He then discusses the development of the English language tradition of the flaneur in its social cultural and philosophical contexts Taking the encounter with the spectator and city life as an important point of contact with modernity Brand offers new readings of three of the most important American writers of the nineteenth century Poe Hawthorne and Whitman and the way in which at various points in their work each author represents a spectator who looks at a city crowd and responds to it as an entertaining spectacle These three authors by engaging and modifying this important tradition of representing the city as chaotic and unpleasant dealt with issues that American writers are not normally thought to have dealt with before the Civil War His approach enables him to offer new readings of these authors texts as well as a new perspective on Poe s invention of the detective story Hawthorne s complex fascination with cities and modern life and Whitman s effort to develop a new kind of urban poetry In charting the movement from Poe to Hawthorne to Whitman Brand traces the similarities and the differences that distinguish each author in his common search for literary forms adequate to the rush of city life If these forms seem to us today to be peculiarly modern then we need to acknowledge as the book suggests how profoundly we still live under the shadow of the flaneur and his literary descendants, This collection of well crafted essays spans more than years of franchise history but hews to a single theme the experience sometimes humorous sometimes painful of being a fan of the New York Mets From the sound of jets overhead to Keith Hernandez and the i Seinfeld i connection Hofstra professor Dana Brand writes about the experiences and lore that make baseball in Queens unique Mets fans will recognize themselves in this book and everyone who enjoys great baseball writing will delight in the reading