A River Runs Through It And Other Stories

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Author: Norman Maclean
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022647223X
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A River Runs Through It And Other Stories by Norman Maclean


Original Title: A River Runs Through It And Other Stories

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.”

A River Runs Through It And Other Stories Twenty Fifth Anniversary Edition

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Author: Norman Maclean
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226500775
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A River Runs Through It And Other Stories Twenty Fifth Anniversary Edition by Norman Maclean


Original Title: A River Runs Through It And Other Stories Twenty Fifth Anniversary Edition

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 are made."

The Norman Maclean Reader

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Author: Norman Maclean
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226500314
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The Norman Maclean Reader by Norman Maclean


Original Title: The Norman Maclean Reader

In his eighty-seven years, Norman Maclean played many parts: fisherman, logger, firefighter, scholar, teacher. But it was a role he took up late in life, that of writer, that won him enduring fame and critical acclaim—as well as the devotion of readers worldwide. Though the 1976 collection A River Runs Through It and Other Stories was the only book Maclean published in his lifetime, it was an unexpected success, and the moving family tragedy of the title novella—based largely on Maclean’s memories of his childhood home in Montana—has proved to be one of the most enduring American stories ever written. The Norman Maclean Reader is a wonderful addition to Maclean’s celebrated oeuvre. Bringing together previously unpublished materials with incidental writings and selections from his more famous works, the Reader will serve as the perfect introduction for readers new to Maclean, while offering longtime fans new insight into his life and career. In this evocative collection, Maclean as both a writer and a man becomes evident. Perceptive, intimate essays deal with his career as a teacher and a literary scholar, as well as the wealth of family stories for which Maclean is famous. Complete with a generous selection of letters, as well as excerpts from a 1986 interview, The Norman Maclean Reader provides a fully fleshed-out portrait of this much admired author, showing us a writer fully aware of the nuances of his craft, and a man as at home in the academic environment of the University of Chicago as in the quiet mountains of his beloved Montana. Various and moving, the works collected in The Norman Maclean Reader serve as both a summation and a celebration, giving readers a chance once again to hear one of American literature’s most distinctive voices.

Young Men And Fire

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Author: Norman Maclean
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022645035X
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Young Men And Fire by Norman Maclean


Original Title: Young Men And Fire

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.

American Literature In Context After 1929

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Author: Philip R. Yannella
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390438
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American Literature In Context After 1929 by Philip R. Yannella


Original Title: American Literature In Context After 1929

This book situates American literature from the Great Depression to the present day in its historical context Explores the issues that engaged American writers from 1929 to the present Draws on a range of documents from magazine and newspaper accounts to government reports and important non-fiction The book covers political ferment of the 1930s; post-World War II anti-Communism; post-War affluence; suburbanization and demographic change; juvenile delinquency, mental illness and the perception of the U.S. as a “sick” society; and post-1965 immigration Designed to be compatible with the major anthologies of literature from the period Equips students and general readers with the necessary historical context needed to understand the writings from this period and provides original and useful readings that demonstrate how context contributes to meaning Includes a historical timeline, featuring key literary works, American presidents, and historical events

Montana Places

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Author: John Burghardt Wright
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816637041
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Montana Places by John Burghardt Wright


Original Title: Montana Places

Explored by Lewis and Clark, fought over by Native Americans and settlers, mined for gold, copper, and coal, and eventually abandoned by the industries that made it, Montana has proven itself to be the most resilient of the nation's states. Montana Places looks at the dramatic beauty of Little Bighorn Battlefield and the Rocky Mountain Front Range, as well as the character of small towns, such as Jordan and Harlowtown, that have survived economic hardship. Today's Montana is a place where traditional religious groups like the Hutterites coexist with unorthodox organizations such as the Church Universal and Triumphant, where the descendants of miners live alongside Hollywood celebrities, and where self-proclaimed "freemen" tangle with government environmentalists over control of the land. Beginning where other travel guides leave off, Montana Places is certain to provide visitors to the west as well as armchair travelers a rich, fascinating look at today's Montana and how it came to be.

Montana Jeopardy Answers Questions About Our State

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Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 0635086980
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Montana Jeopardy Answers Questions About Our State by Carole Marsh


Original Title: Montana Jeopardy Answers Questions About Our State

Modeled after the popular TV game show; features categories like state History, Geography, Exploration, People, Statehood, State Attractions, and lots more. Each category lists educational and entertaining answers--the student gives the correct question. Includes approximately 30 categories and 150 answers and questions. Kids love the Jeopardy-style format! This reproducible book features categories of your state to build quick-thinking skills. The categories includes missions, animals, landmarks, flag facts, ancestors, politics, settlers, statehood, trivia, first, potpourri and more.

Who S Running This Town Anyway

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Author: John C. Buechner Ph. D.
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595516467
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Who S Running This Town Anyway by John C. Buechner Ph. D.


Original Title: Who S Running This Town Anyway

This little book does not prophesize that the sky is falling on cities and towns. It does not suggest that officeholders lack commitment and dedication. It is argued here that city and town councils are generally locked into governance structures that restrict them from being more effective. Councils are bombarded with demands, requests, and even threats, and often are unable to satisfy all constituencies. The fundamental premise is this: For councils to fulfill their roles more effectively requires a transformation not of the structure of governance but of a government's culture, using different and possibly new leadership styles. Councils must change rigid habits, arrangements, and thoughts and adopt an outside-in culture, one that discards unnecessary processes, procedures, and structures; allows extensive probing and questioning of premises and arrangements; and avoids the status quo in making decisions. Councils in large and small towns must comprehend the changing nature of society beyond their city limits and how these changes influence the behavior of citizens. An outside-in culture suggests the need to elect and appoint people who exhibit renaissance leadership skills and talents.

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