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Michael Steinberg at THE

“In his essay ‘Elegy for Ebbets’ Michael Steinberg overcomes cynicism and sentimentality to reclaim his childhood love of baseball.”—THE

A founding editor of the magazine Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, Michael Steinberg has been a fixture in the world of essay and memoir for many years. In 2004 his memoir Still Pitching won the ForeWord Magazine/Independent Press Memoir of the Year and the anthology, The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction, co-edited with Robert Root, has long been one of the defining texts of the genre. The Paragraph of the Week comes from the title essay of his new collection, Elegy for Ebbets: Baseball On and Off the Diamond which originally appeared online in Sport Literate.—THE

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