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The search for the genuine : nonfiction, 1970-2015 / Jim Harrison.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 814.54 HAR (Text) 33500013675160 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library 814.54 HAR (Text) 33500013675152 New Checked out 10/13/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802157218
  • ISBN: 0802157211
  • Physical Description: xx, 314 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The man who ate books -- Dogs in the manger : on love, spirit, and literature -- Dog years : on hunting -- Michigan, Montana, and other sacred places -- The beginner : and other journalism -- Floating : on fishing, and on the water.
Summary, etc.:
"New York Times-bestselling author Jim Harrison (1937-2016) was a writer with a poet's economy of style and a trencherman's appetites. Best known for fiction and poetry, Harrison was also a prolific nonfiction writer, with columns running in Sports Illustrated and Esquire, and work in Outside, Field & Stream, and others. Written with Harrison's trademark ribald humor, compassion, and full-throated zest for life, The Search for the Genuine is a collection of pieces-from the near-classic to the never-published-that muse on everything from grouse hunting and ocean fishing to Zen Buddhism and matters of the spirit, as well as reporting on Yellowstone and shark-tagging in the open Atlantic, commentary on writers from Bukowski to Neruda to Peter Matthiessen, and a heartbreaking essay on life-and, for those attempting to cross in the ever-more-dangerous gaps, death-on the US-Mexico border. Written with Harrison's trademark humor, compassion, and full-throated zest for life, this chronicle of a modern bon vivant is a feast for fans who may think they know Harrison's nonfiction, from a true "American original" (San Francisco Chronicle)"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 August #1
    *Starred Review* Harrison (1937-2016) was a larger-than-life force during his prolific career, creating 18 poetry collections, 21 works of fiction, several screenplays, five volumes of of nonfiction, and one children's book. Spanning 45 years, this new bevy of essays and musings bursts with insight, adventure, and well-lived experiences, from literature to fishing and hunting to life in Michigan's UP, Montana, Patagonia, and Arizona. Harrison considered himself a poet who pushed himself to write fiction, screenplays, and magazine assignments to support his family. In Why I Write, Or Not, he shares an exchange between himself and fellow poet Charles Simic, observing, "We know a great deal but not very much." And: "historically art and literature are as natural as the migration of birds or the inevitable collision of love and death." Although the subjects in Harrison's rich, vibrant, and enjoyable essays were at times steered by who was footing the bill, his writing is always and truly genuine. Forthright, perpetually curious, and compassionate, Harrison remains wholly compelling and readers will be grateful that this buoyant, observant, and caring writer took time away from his sublime poetry to create these enriching essays. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: American essays > 20th century.
American essays > 21st century.

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