The Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told


Out of all the Lyons Press Greatest Stories Ever Told series, you know the biggest whoppers will have to be found in the Fishing collection! Edited by Lamar Underwood.
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Out of all the Lyons Press Greatest Stories Ever Told series, you know the biggest whoppers will have to be found in the Fishing collection! Edited by Lamar Underwood.
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Library Journal
These two anthologies follow close behind a similar pair from last summer, Paul D. Staudohar's Fishing's Best Short Stories (LJ 7/00) and Hunting's Best Short Stories (Chicago Review, 2000). Hyperbole aside, all four are packed with fine prose from notable authors both classic and contemporary. That overlap between the competing counterparts is minimal just goes to show that fields and streams have been wonderful muses to many generations of writers. These diverse selections of short fiction and essays are enhanced by Underwood's informative prefatory remarks giving literary or historical context or adding some amusing anecdotes or interesting trivia. Underwood is a former editor-in-chief of Sports Afield and Outdoor Life and knew many of the authors personally. Patrick O'Brien, Thomas McGuane, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Ruark, Ben East, Charles Eliot, John Barsness, and Ed Zern are represented by separate contributions in both books. Major angling writers such as A.J. McClane, John Gierach, and Nick Lyons are in the Fishing book, of course, but there are also laudable pieces by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Le Anne Schreiber, and Zane Grey. The unanticipated outstanding authors in the Hunting volume include William Faulkner, Ivan Turgenev, and Theodore Roosevelt. The stories in both collections range from tender to raucous to knee-slapping hilarious. Highly recommended for all public libraries.--Will Hepfer, SUNY at Buffalo Libs. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585741403
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/1900
  • Series: Greatest Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface VII
Song of the Angler 1
The Return 8
Jody's Bass 16
Fishing the Run 25
Weather 36
Listen to this Tale of Woe 41
The Intruder 51
The Music of the Spheres 59
Now I Lay Me 69
The Marquesas 78
Down to Zero 97
September Song 112
Bruisers of the Weed Beds 122
Roll Cast 131
Adventures in Solitude 137
Sachem River 156
The Beginning of the Season 168
Thoughts in Coltsfoot Time 176
The First Thousand-Pounder 181
Bright Rivers 192
September 18 201
Midstream 208
Fishing Streamers and Bucktails for Trout 221
Striped Bass and Southern Solitude 229
A Trout Stream Named Desire 235
A Moveable Feast 251
Thread of the River 265
A Creelful of Zern 273
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