The 40th Anniversary of Title IX and the XXX Olympics in London this summer prompted writers to take a look at the history, culture and role of women and sports in the Spring edition of On The Issues Magazine.
A recent translation of Herta Müller's Hunger Strike has been reviewed in the New York Times. See it here.
Müller is the 2009 Nobel Prize in Laureate and also the author Nadirs (University of Nebraska Press, 1999), which is a collection of largely autobiographical stories based on her childhood in the Romanian countryside.
Banzai Babe Ruth is the story of baseball all-stars staying for a month in Japan, playing 18 games, spawning professional baseball, and spreading goodwill.
Robert Whiting said in the Wall StreetJournal that Banzai Babe Ruth by Robert K. Fitts “deserves a spot in any baseball (or Japan) lover’s library.”
On Shelf-Awareness, Fitts is hailed as “…excellent at capturing occasional bouts of dissension among the American players, describing the respectable quality of play by their Japanese opponents, and especially at capturing the ominous atmosphere that surrounded the tour. Fans will love the stats and player photos, too!”
The authors provide a critical, line-by-line commentary of the biblical text, presented in its original Hebrew, complete with vocalization and cantillation marks, as well as the 1985 JPS English translation.
The extensive introduction places the book within its historical, literary, and critical context, discusses contemporary interpretations of the story of Ruth and is included in theJPS Bible Commentary Series.