The Fish's Eye: Essays About Angling and the Outdoors

Macmillan, 2003 - 176 sider
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In The Fish's Eye: Essays about Angling and the Outdoors, Ian Frazier "A Great Storyteller" (Newsweek), and one of the "American Originals" (Washington Post Book World) explores his lifelong passion for fishing, fish, and the aquatic world.

He sees the angler's environment all around him-in New York's Grand Central Station, in the cement-lined pond of a city park, in a shimmering bonefish flat in the Florida keys, in the trout streams of the Rocky Mountains. He marvels at the fishing in the turbid Ohio River by downtown Cincinnati, where a good bait for catfish is half a White Castle french fry. The incidentals of the angling experience, the who and the where of it, interest him as much as what he catches and how.

The essays (including the famous profile of master angler Jim Deren, late proprietor of New York's tackle store, the Angler's Roost) contain sharply focused observations of the American outdoors, a place filled with human alterations and detritus that somehow remains defiantly unruined. Frazier's simple love of the sport lifts him to straight -ahead angling description that are among the best contemporary writing on the subject.

The Fish's Eye
brings together twenty years of heartfelt, funny, and vivid essays on a timeless pursuit where so many mysteries, both human and natural, coincide.

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THE FISH'S EYE: Essays About Angling and the Outdoors

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Much-praised nonfiction author Frazier (On the Rez, 2000, etc.) gathers together 20 years of musings on fishing in one slim but entertaining volume.In "An Angler at Heart," fishing-tackle expert Jim ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

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So what did Frazier do for a break while researching and writing major works like Great Plains and On the Rez? Obviously, he was off fishing. Læs hele anmeldelsen

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Harlem and Hudson
An Angler at Heart
On the Ausable
On Urban Shores
Fishing Without Dad
Big Fish Little Fish
Its Hard to Eat Just One
A Lovely Sort of Lower Purpose
Guiding Guys
Fishing in Town
From Wilderness to WalMart
Bad Advice
Catching Monsters After Dark
The Great Indoors
Five Fish

In the Brain

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Om forfatteren (2003)

Ian Frazier is the author of Travels in Siberia, Great Plains, On the Rez, Lamentations of the Father and Coyote V. Acme, among other works, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He graduated from Harvard University. A frequent contributor to The New Yorker, he lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

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