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Rivers of Memory
     

Rivers of Memory

by Harry Middleton, Nick Lyons (Foreword by)
 
Hooking the little trout at Karen's Pool on Starlight Creek after all these years made me yearn again not for how my memory has shaped and reshaped that moment on this pool when I hooked my first trout but for the original experience itself, just that moment of pure undiluted excitement and joy and wonder, that moment of perfect magic and mystery, that mix of

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Hooking the little trout at Karen's Pool on Starlight Creek after all these years made me yearn again not for how my memory has shaped and reshaped that moment on this pool when I hooked my first trout but for the original experience itself, just that moment of pure undiluted excitement and joy and wonder, that moment of perfect magic and mystery, that mix of exhilaration and exaltation that washed over me as that first trout hauled me into wildness, not as a thought or idea, but as a feeling, the way of things as they are. --from Rivers of Memory

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In these eight short essays, three of which have been previously published, Middleton singlemindedly demolishes the placid image of fishing with moody meditations and dark travelogues. A couple of these pieces read like creative writing class drills, and more than one is marked by florid sentiment. Nonetheless, Middleton makes direct contact with the pulse of existence that fishing provides many people. For the author of The Earth Is Enough , his beloved home waters in the southern Appalachians are the real sources of personal memory, and in re-fishing the waters of his hardscrabble youth, he shows that ``fishing is not an escape from life, but a deeper immersion into it.'' (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871088352
Publisher:
Pruett Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/01/1993
Series:
The Pruett Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.23(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.59(d)

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