By Robert Lipsyte
Mike has his junior yr good less than keep an eye on. He's received a high-quality staff of pals. He's relationship Lori, one of many most well-liked women at school. And trainer Cody has all yet given him the beginning spot because the Ridgedale Rangers' varsity heart fielder. after which Oscar Ramirez indicates up. Oscar is an awesome ballplayer, as gifted on the plate as he's in middle box, and it's no longer lengthy earlier than Mike loses regulate. He's at the bench, he's entering into fights, and he unearths himself in weekend detention with Katherine Herold, the main mysterious, abrasive, desirable woman at school. Mike is misplaced, pressured, and searching to teach Cody to aid him come again on the right track. however the trainer has his personal algorithm for Mike to play by way of, and the selections Mike makes are going to affect greater than simply the beginning lineup.
Robert Lipsyte, the most celebrated writers in younger grownup literature, has crafted a subtly excessive story of adolescent fight, a activities tale approximately even more than sports—one that indicates us how the strikes one makes off the sphere subject much more than the strikes one has on it.
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For Manovich, the period Benjamin discusses—the period from 1915 to 1928— is more relevant to new media than any preceding period. “During these years,” Manovich comments, “avant-garde artists and designers invented a whole new set of visual and spatial languages and communications techniques we still use today” (2003, 22). 46. For her elaboration of this term, see Perloff 2002. 47. On these topics, see especially Drucker 1998 and Manovich 2001. Works Cited Aarseth, Espen J. 1997. Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature.
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