IN Writing: Uncovering the Unexpected Hoosier State (Paperback)Douglas A. Wissing (author)
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Fueled by an insider's view of Indiana and the state's often surprising connections to the larger world, IN Writing is revelatory. It is Indiana in all its glory: sacred and profane; saints and sinners; war and peace; small towns and big cities; art, architecture, poetry and victuals. It's about Hoosier talent and Hoosier genius: the courageous farmer-soldiers who ardently try to win the hearts and minds of 21st century Afghan insurgents; the artisans whose work pulses with the aesthetics of far-away homelands; and the famous modernist poet who had to leave to make his mark. It's about places that speak to a wider world: Columbus and its remarkable architecture; New Harmony and its enduring idealism; Indianapolis and its world-renowned Crown Hill cemetery. IN Writing makes visible the unexpected bonds between Indiana and the world at large.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
With eloquent and polished style . . . highlights people, towns and events that carried impact beyond Indiana's borders. * Tribune Star *
As a born Hoosier, he knows Indiana extremely well, as this wide-ranging compilation of his journalism shows. Bobby Knight is here of course but, more interestingly, so are John Dillinger, Alfred Kinsey and Ezra Pound. * Indianapolis Star *
Wissing is clearly a masterful interviewer, capable of drawing revealing insights and colorful anecdotes from both famous and obscure subjects. * Indiana Magazine of History *
A compilation of quirky, well-crafted essays... * Indianapolis Star *
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