The Search for the Genuine: Nonfiction, 1970-2015.
New York: Grove Press, 2023. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. Harrison's The Search for the Genuine is a definitive volume of essays and journalism — from the near-classic to the never-published. With his trademark ribald humor, compassion, and full-throated zest for life, Harrison pays tribute to writers from Bukowski to Neruda to Peter Matthiessen, and examines the distance between literary reputation and the work itself; he attains something like satori in the field hunting grouse; he reports on Yellowstone for the park’s hundredth anniversary, when he was merely a tourist to the part of Montana he would eventually call home; he takes to the open sea in pursuit of roosterfish, marlin, tarpon, and, once, to observe a scientific mission tagging sharks; he delivers a heartbreaking essay on life—and, for those attempting to cross in the ever-more dangerous gaps, death—on the US-Mexico border. Item #28361
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