The English Major

The English Major

by Jim Harrison
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The English Major by Jim Harrison

“It used to be Cliff and Vivian and now it isn’t.” With these words, Jim Harrison begins a riotous, moving novel that sends a sixty-something man, divorced and robbed of his farm by a late-blooming real estate shark of an ex-wife, on a road trip across America. Cliff is armed with a childhood puzzle of the United States and a mission to rename all the states and state birds, the latter of which have been unjustly saddled with white men’s banal monikers up until now. His adventures take him through a whirlwind affair with a former student from his high-school-teacher days twenty-some years before, to a “snake farm” in Arizona owned by an old classmate, and to the high-octane existence of his son, a big-time movie producer who has just bought an apartment over the Presidio in San Francisco. Now in paperback, Jim Harrison’s riotous and moving cross-country novel, The English Major, is the map of a man’s journey into, and out of, himself. It is vintage Harrison—reflective, big-picture American, and replete with wicked wit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602853690
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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The English Major 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
karenhastings More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading this book yesterday and I thoroughly enjoyed it!Can't wait to read more of his other books!
ReviewMan More than 1 year ago
Jim Harrison is America's greatest living novelist. All other writers pale in comparison to him. That he has not received a National Book Award or a Pulitzer Prize demonstrates the ignorance and vacuity of America's critics. That Stephen King was given a National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Award proves how low America criticism has sunk. Again, Jim Harrison is America's greatest living novelist."The English Major" is further proof of his brilliance.
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Ginya More than 1 year ago
Really what was the point of this book? Does it have a meaning under all the rambling and sex? Not even good sex. Renaming the states represents what? I really expected more, I reached my limits on remarks about his soreness and stopped almost at the end. Few books that I really don't even care to look to the end.
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MarieHammond More than 1 year ago
This book did not have enough "umph" to keep me interested. It was what I would call a "fluff" book or a beach book.
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Former_English_Teacher More than 1 year ago
While this book seemed very different from Harrison's other books and in some ways less dramatic (therefore more humorous), it is thoroughly enjoyable. A 64 year old man might have more in common with the protagonist but there are ideas, events and insights everyone can identify with.
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Not what I expected. The Plot is good; seemed drawn out.
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