A River Runs Through It and Other Stories  Twenty fifth Anniversary Edition Book PDF

A River Runs Through It and Other Stories Twenty fifth Anniversary Edition

  • Author : Norman Maclean
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN : 0226500772

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A River Runs Through It and Other Stories Twenty fifth Anniversary Edition Book Description :

Just as Norman Maclean writes at the end of "A River Runs through It" that he is "haunted by waters," so have readers been haunted by his novella. A retired English professor who began writing fiction at the age of 70, Maclean produced what is now recognized as one of the classic American stories of the twentieth century. Originally published in 1976, A River Runs through It and Other Stories now celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary, marked by this new edition that includes a foreword by Annie Proulx. Maclean grew up in the western Rocky Mountains in the first decades of the twentieth century. As a young man he worked many summers in logging camps and for the United States Forest Service. The two novellas and short story in this collection are based on his own experiences—the experiences of a young man who found that life was only a step from art in its structures and beauty. The beauty he found was in reality, and so he leaves a careful record of what it was like to work in the woods when it was still a world of horse and hand and foot, without power saws, "cats," or four-wheel drives. Populated with drunks, loggers, card sharks, and whores, and set in the small towns and surrounding trout streams and mountains of western Montana, the stories concern themselves with the complexities of fly fishing, logging, fighting forest fires, playing cribbage, and being a husband, a son, and a father. By turns raunchy, poignant, caustic, and elegiac, these are superb tales which express, in Maclean's own words, "a little of the love I have for the earth as it goes by." A first offering from a 70-year-old writer, the basis of a top-grossing movie, and the first original fiction published by the University of Chicago Press, A River Runs through It and Other Stories has sold more than a million copies. As Proulx writes in her foreword to this new edition, "In 1990 Norman Maclean died in body, but for hundreds of thousands of readers he will live as long as fish swim and books

A River Runs through It and Other Stories Book PDF

A River Runs through It and Other Stories

  • Author : Norman Maclean
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-03
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780226472232

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A River Runs through It and Other Stories Book Description :

When Norman Maclean sent the manuscript of A River Runs through It and Other Stories to New York publishers, he received a slew of rejections. One editor, so the story goes, replied, “it has trees in it.” Forty years later, the title novella is recognized as one of the great American tales of the twentieth century, and Maclean as one of the most beloved writers of our time. The finely distilled product of a long life of often surprising rapture—for fly-fishing, for the woods, for the interlocked beauty of life and art—A River Runs through It has established itself as a classic of the American West. This new edition will introduce a fresh audience to Maclean’s beautiful prose and understated emotional insights. Elegantly redesigned, A River Runs through It includes a new foreword by Robert Redford, director of the Academy Award-winning 1992 film adaptation of River. Based on Maclean’s own experiences as a young man, the book’s two novellas and short story are set in the small towns and mountains of western Montana. It is a world populated with drunks, loggers, card sharks, and whores, but also one rich in the pleasures of fly-fishing, logging, cribbage, and family. By turns raunchy and elegiac, these superb tales express, in Maclean’s own words, “a little of the love I have for the earth as it goes by.”

Young Men and Fire Book PDF

Young Men and Fire

  • Author : Norman Maclean
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 9780226450353

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Young Men and Fire Book Description :

Twenty-five years after its first publication, Young Men and Fire is read avidly by students of literary nonfiction for its blend of hard-earned research, memoir, and an old man's wisdom. It tells one of the most infamous stories in the history of wildland firefighting: On August 5, 1949, a crew of fifteen of the United States Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. On the ground, they were joined by a local fireguard. Two hours after the jump, all but three of the men were dead or mortally burned. For forty years, Maclean was haunted by these deaths. And for the last years of his life, he struggled to write a book that would put back together the scattered pieces of the Mann Gulch disaster and to give it the dignity of tragedy. The result is both the definitive account of what happened to the Smokejumpers on that remote Montana mountainside in 1949, and the narrative of a writer's quest for meaning in the face of elusive facts and the waning energies of old age.

The Norman Maclean Reader Book PDF

The Norman Maclean Reader

  • Author : Norman Maclean
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2008-11
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 9780226500263

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The Norman Maclean Reader Book Description :

Previously unpublished materials, personal essays, and selections from his two masterpieces, including A River Runs Through It and Other Stories, offers an insightful look at the life and creative mind of this fisherman, scholar, teacher, and writer.

Scottish Studies Review Book PDF

Scottish Studies Review

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre : Electronic journals
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : IND:30000125384887

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Guide to Reprints Book PDF

Guide to Reprints

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre : Editions
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105025899233

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The University of Chicago Magazine Book PDF

The University of Chicago Magazine

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : IND:30000093094138

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Quill   Quire Book PDF

Quill Quire

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre : Book industries and trade
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : NWU:35556030709463

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Words on Cassette 2002 Book PDF

Words on Cassette 2002

  • Author : R R Bowker Publishing
  • Publisher : R. R. Bowker
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre : Reference
  • Pages : 4891
  • ISBN : 0835245160

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American Writers Book PDF

American Writers

  • Author : Jay Parini
  • Publisher : Charles Scribners Sons/Reference
  • Release Date : 2004-10
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 630
  • ISBN : 0684312344

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American Writers Book Description :

Contains biographical and critical essays on the work of important American writers. Presents scholar-signed essays prepared by experts in the field.

The Century Book PDF

The Century

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1893
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924079630400

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An Embassy to Provence Book PDF

An Embassy to Provence

  • Author : Thomas Allibone Janvier
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1893
  • Genre : Electronic book
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433069350886

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Forthcoming Books Book PDF

Forthcoming Books

  • Author : R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 00158119

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Time Book PDF

Time

  • Author : Briton Hadden
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995-03
  • Genre : Current events
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015025788731

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The New York Times Book Review Book PDF

The New York Times Book Review

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1987-07
  • Genre : Books
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : IND:30000114373248

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Books in Print  2004 2005 Book PDF

Books in Print 2004 2005

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre : Literature
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 0835246493

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Current Literature Book PDF

Current Literature

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1893
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : WISC:89012745543

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Current Opinion     Book PDF

Current Opinion

  • Author : Edward Jewitt Wheeler
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1893
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : CHI:74712620

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Books in Print Book PDF

Books in Print

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre : American literature
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105025888483

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Current Opinion Book PDF

Current Opinion

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1893
  • Genre : Literature
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UCAL:B2925269

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