Silent Seasons: 21 Fishing Adventures by 7 American Experts.
by [Fly Fishing] Chatham, Russell, Thomas McGuane, Jim Harrison et al.
E. P. Dutton,
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped jacket with a touch of wear to the spine. This collection of fishing essays features pieces by Thomas McGuane, William Hjortsberg, Jack Curtis, Harmon Henkin, Charles Waterman, Jim Harrison and Russell Chatham. Thomas McGuane cites both "the longest silence," and the opportunity to encounter a bass that runs with "the solid, irresistible motion of a Euclid bulldozer easing itself into a phosphate mine." William Hjortsberg admits to writing about fishing "for the money," while Russell Chatham remembers each detail as if it were intended for one of his paintings. To Jack Curtis, "The fish is a flash of beauty and action enticed from an unfathomable element"; to the late Harmon Henkin, angling "has no greater claim to spiritual purity than sex, dope, or any other recreation in contemporary America." Charles Waterman points out that fishing writers' sunsets are generally "more brilliant than those seen by milkmen and grain-combine operators." Jim Harrison argues psychiatric virtues: "Few of us shoot ourselves during an evening hatch."
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 26629