Great Indoorsman: Essays


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$19.95  $18.55
University of Nebraska Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.58 pounds
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About the Author

Andrew Farkas is an assistant professor of English at Washburn University. He is the author of The Big Red Herring, Sunsphere, and Self-Titled Debut.


"Throughout this deliriously inventive collection, Andrew Farkas operates like a 1930s Rube Goldberg cartoon jalopy, nimbly galumphing through mundane worlds--a waiting room, a hamburger joint, Tuscaloosa. The elevated performance is grounded by a sincere, persistent question: Where is home?"--David Giffels, author of Barnstorming Ohio: To Understand America
"Ironic, joking, thoughtful, nostalgic, and moving, these lyric essays, reflections, lighthearted arguments, and odes meditate playfully on the peculiar human environments we discover indoors."--Hugh Sheehy, Full Stop-- (5/20/2022 12:00:00 AM)
"The Great Indoorsman is the work of a true craftsperson and the phrasing and structure feels akin to architecture, all lines, angles and inspired thinking, leavened with a pop culture and extended cultural knowingness that left me smiling and nodding my head throughout."--Ben Tanzer, (8/17/2022 12:00:00 AM)
"Absurdist and absurdly amusing, Andrew Farkas takes readers on a sublime tour through dive bars and coffeehouses, dilapidated movie theaters and dying malls. A doctor of knowledge, erudite but humble, Farkas creates an enchanting yet down-to-earth collection perfect for indoors, outdoors, or anywhere in between."--Kathleen Rooney, author of Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey
"Andrew Farkas, the master renovator in these crafted and crafty essays, is the ultimate interior decorator of all things turned inside out. Here the reflections reflect infinite rooms where we are, at once, lost and found, found and lost with-in hallways of infinite with-in-ings."--Michael Martone, editor of The Complete Writings of Art Smith, the Bird Boy of Fort Wayne