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Deep Enough for Ivorybills

Deep Enough for Ivorybills

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by James Kilgo
     
 

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This is the account of a man's initiation into the outdoors heritage of his home territory. Jim Kilgo was born and raised not to far from the bottomlands of the Great Pee Dee River in South Carolina, but it was not until he was grown that he began to respond to the powerful lure of the forests, fields, and swamplands of the South and the wildlife that inhabit them.

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This is the account of a man's initiation into the outdoors heritage of his home territory. Jim Kilgo was born and raised not to far from the bottomlands of the Great Pee Dee River in South Carolina, but it was not until he was grown that he began to respond to the powerful lure of the forests, fields, and swamplands of the South and the wildlife that inhabit them. For Kilgo, reentry into the wilderness becomes a window on the life that men can lead, within nature and out of it. His tales of hunting and fishing will delight anyone who has ever used rod or gun, yet by no means is this a book for devotees of hunting alone. What is rediscovered here illuminates the lives of human beings who, all to often unknowingly, are integrally part of the larger rhythms of nature and the seasons.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In certain circles, hunting is despicable; in others, it is a cherished tradition, a way of life. Kilgo, who teaches at the University of Georgia, belongs to the huntin' and fishin' fraternity. The river swamps and forests of the South hold a special place in his life. ``Hunting,'' he writes, ``brought me a deeply satisfying relationship with other men and with the woods.'' He conveys the mystery and splendor of the forest swamp at dawn; he tells us of the feeling of claustrophobia at being lost in the swamp. He combines superb nature writing with hunting and fishing adventures, and with portraits of his companions. His book is not an apologia for hunting; rather, it is an insight into the mystique and camaraderie of the sport. Of primarily regional interest, these essays will appeal to birders, hunters and those who fish. (April)
Library Journal
English professor, Sunday School teacher, Little League coach, Kilgo feels a strong need to go into the woods and swamps in search of himself. For him deer hunting requires that he tell others of the experience in order to come to terms with it. Hunting also provides a connection to his ancestors, who owned and hunted on these same Georgia plantations. In accounts of hunting and fishing, alone and with comrades, Kilgo describes a coming of age, but told by an adult mostly of his adult life with nature being both stimulus and medium. Of interest to outdoor collections for its literary and philosophical perceptions. Roland Person, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616202965
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date:
06/21/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
206
File size:
4 MB

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