Hard Pieces

Hard Pieces : Dan Carpenter's Indiana

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Hard Pieces represents the best of more than a decadeOs work by a popular and controversial writer for the Indianapolis Star. Dan CarpenterOs columns knew no limits to their topics, their approaches, or their point of view. He is interested in out-of-the-way places, city life, interesting individuals from the famous to the ordinary, in the angularity and meaning of events, in the dust and scent of his native state. His writing on sports, especially baseball, is as good as anything that has ever been produced. Taken together, his vignettes and essays offer a fascinating interpretation of Indiana.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 147.3 x 208.3 x 22.9mm | 430.92g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253313163
  • 9780253313164

About Dan Carpenter

DAN CARPENTER was a columnist for the Indianapolis Star for eleven years before changing assignments in 1992, when he became assistant city editor. He has won numerous awards for his newspaper work and has published fiction and poetry. DAVID HOPPE is the Senior Program Officer and Resource Center Director for the Indiana Humanities Council.
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"Together, the essays speak in a cliche-free voice with a comfortable, at-home understanding of both urban and rural people and subjects." - Arts Indiana "Entertaining and controversial ... good reading."- Indiana Magazine of History "This is a fine, well-written collection of short pieces with much general appeal." - South Bend Tribune
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