Hunting's Best Short Stories

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The drama, danger, and energy of the hunt are unsurpassed as inspiration for short-story writers, many of whom have been fine hunters themselves. This collection spans the full range of the 20th century and boasts many prize-winning authors and stories, including Wallace Stegner’s “The Blue-Winged Teal,” Thomas McGuane’s “Sportsmen,” and Lawrence Sargent Hall’s “The Ledge,” as well as Ernest Hemingway’s “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” and riveting selections by David Quammen, Rick Bass, and E. Annie ...

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Overview

The drama, danger, and energy of the hunt are unsurpassed as inspiration for short-story writers, many of whom have been fine hunters themselves. This collection spans the full range of the 20th century and boasts many prize-winning authors and stories, including Wallace Stegner’s “The Blue-Winged Teal,” Thomas McGuane’s “Sportsmen,” and Lawrence Sargent Hall’s “The Ledge,” as well as Ernest Hemingway’s “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” and riveting selections by David Quammen, Rick Bass, and E. Annie Proulx. A lighter side of the sport is provided in Irvin S. Cobb’s “The Plural of Moose Is Mise,” while T. Coraghessan Boyle’s “Big Game” plays wickedly on the Hemingway classic.

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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
From The Critics
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: 10/1/2002
  • Series: Sporting's Best Short Stories series Series
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 943,763
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul D. Staudohar is the editor of Baseball’s Best Short Stories, Football’s Best Short Stories, Golf’s Best Short Stories, Boxing’s Best Short Stories, Fishing’s Best Short Stories, and Sports Best Short Stories. He is a professor of business administration at California State University at Hayward. He lives in Lafayette, California.

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