Hunting's Best Short Stories

Hunting's Best Short Stories

by Paul D. Staudohar
     
 

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In this powerful collection, classics including Guy de Maupassant's "Love" and Ernest Hemingway's "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" join contemporary offerings such as Wallace Stegner's "The Blue-Winged Teal," "On the Antler" by E. Annie Proulx, and David Quammen's "Walking Out." From duck, goose, and grouse hunting to stiffer contests for deer, elk, moose,… See more details below

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In this powerful collection, classics including Guy de Maupassant's "Love" and Ernest Hemingway's "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" join contemporary offerings such as Wallace Stegner's "The Blue-Winged Teal," "On the Antler" by E. Annie Proulx, and David Quammen's "Walking Out." From duck, goose, and grouse hunting to stiffer contests for deer, elk, moose, bear, and big African game -- in one case, even a manhunt -- all kinds of hunting and all possible outcomes, from the comic to the heartwarming, disastrous, or bizarre, are explored. Against the backdrop of ocean, frozen swamp, forest, or jungle, we see the deep bonds between father and son, huntsman and dog, man and nature being forged or shattered as the line between sport and survival blurs, and the hunter risks becoming prey to weather, to circumstance, or to human and animal foes.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A book you should buy (even if you don’t hunt).” —Esquire magazine

“A great example of a collection of hunting stories that covers the entire spectrum.” —Times Union

“Packed with fine prose from notable authors both classic and contemporary.” —Library Journal

“Hunters heading to camp can do no better than to pack along Hunting's Best Short Stories.” —The Spokesman-Review

“A commanding book that every hunter needs to read.” —The Morning Call

“One of the best reads I have come across in a long time.” —Texas Fish & Game

Gallery Magazine
The writers [Hemingway, E. Annie Proulx, and T. Corraghessan Boyle, for example] in this collection of 21 stories are as varied as the prey—ducks, African big game, and in one case, humans. All bring us bull's-eye close to what happens in our lives and minds when we engage in killing...whether for sustenance, sport, or revenge.
Jim Robey
Perfect for a rainy, non-hunting day for maybe even an evening at a deer camp.
Cox News Service
Buffalo News
A collection of powerful tales that appeal to all readers-not just hunters.
Morning Call Staff
A commanding book that every hunter needs to read.
Times Union
A great example of a collection of hunting stories that covers the entire spectrum.
Spokeman Review
Hunters heading to camp can do no better than to pack along Hunting's Best Short Stories.
Blackpowder Hunting
21 powerful tales drawn from the full range of the 20th century.
Texas Fish & Game
One of the best reads I have come across in a long time.
ABQjournal.com (Albuquerque Journal)
Just what its title promises-a collection of fine short fiction inspired by the sport.
The Outdoor Edge
The thrill of the sport.
Dirks, David
A good choice for Dad on those days between hunting and fishing seasons.
Times Herald-Record
Hunting's Best Short Stories will appeal to two audiences: those interested in hunting and those who want to read haunting short stories on the topic. Over twenty stories focus on the experience and virtues of hunting, from Wallace Stegner's account of his hunt for a teal to Hemingway's best. The works are literary celebrations of the hunter and his prey.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556524745
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Sporting's Best Short Stories series Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
913,758
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Paul D. Staudohar is the editor of Baseball’s Best Short Stories and other books. He lives in Lafayette, California.

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