Among Other Things: Essays

Among Other Things: Essays

by Robert Long Foreman


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The essays collected in Among Other Things reveal the depth and significance of mundane objects—a puzzle, a skillet, an antique cannon, an avocado sandwich. With wry wit and insight, Robert Long Foreman examines small things close-up, casting his eye on what we have in our closets and on our shelves. With the personal and collective histories of everyday touchstones in view, the essays explore ancestry, inheritance, and the implications of ownership. Together they trace the author’s fraught path from adolescence to adulthood, and contemplate the complexities of family and belonging.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807166611
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 02/13/2017
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Winner of the Pushcart Prize, Robert Long Foreman has been published in Agni, Copper Nickel, The Cincinnati Review, and the Utne Reader, among others. He lives with his family in Kansas City.

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