Additional Resources for Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella

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Joffe, Linda S., "Praise Baseball. Amen: Religious Metaphors in Shoeless Joe and Field of Dreams," in Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, Vol. 9, No. 2, Spring 1992, pp. 153-63.

Joffe discusses some of the allusions to Christianity in the novel and also the differences between the novel and the movie.

Kirtz, Mary K., "Canadian Book, American Film: Shoeless Joe Transfigured on a Field of Dreams," in Literature/Film Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 1, 1995, pp. 26-31.

Kirtz argues that the film Field of Dreams eliminates the feminine "moral presence" in the novel and presents the story as a "man's story" with a patriarchal political message.

Lord, Timothy C., "Hegel, Marx, and Shoeless Joe: Religious Ideology in Kinsella's Baseball Fantasy," in Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, Vol. 10, No. 1, Fall 1992, pp. 43-51.

Lord shows how baseball serves as a metaphor for religion. He also demonstrates that the way in which Ray handles the threat...

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