“I fart in your general direction!”

Flatulence in Popular Culture

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About the Book

This exhaustive work on flatulence breaks new ground wind on every aspect of abdominal gas in popular culture. A definitive taxonomy of farts details the characteristics of each variety, including barking spiders, cheek squeakers and green apple dirties. Philosophical positions on colonic expression are examined, from Confucius, Hume, Voltaire and the existentialists. Chapters cover a wide range of fart-focused stand-up comedy, cinema, children’s books, toys and merchandise. The author’s postscript describes a lifetime preparing for his subject through fraternity membership and offbeat assignments as a newspaper journalist.

About the Author(s)

Don H. Corrigan is the editor emeritus for the Webster-Kirkwood Times weekly newspapers in St. Louis, where he has written on the outdoors and environment for four decades. He is a professor emeritus of Webster University, where he directed student studies for the school’s Outdoor/Environmental Journalism Certificate. He lives in St. Louis.

Bibliographic Details

Don H. Corrigan
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 30 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9196-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5028-9
Imprint: McFarland