The Fish's Eye: Essays About Angling and the Outdoors

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Macmillan, 2003 - 176 Seiten

In The Fish's Eye: Essays About Angling and the Outdoors, Ian Frazier explores his lifelong passion for fishing, fish, and the aquatic world. He sees the angler's environment all around him—in New York's Grand Central Station, in the cement-lined pond of a city park, in a shimmering bonefish flat in the Florida Keys, in the trout streams of the Rocky Mountains. He marvels at the fishing in the turbid Ohio River by downtown Cincinnati, where a good bait for catfish is half a White Castle french fry. The incidentals of the angling experience, the who and the where of it, interest him as much as what he catches and how. The essays contain sharply focused observations of the American outdoors, a place filled with human alterations and detritus that somehow remain defiantly unruined. Frazier's simple love of the sport lifts him to a straight-ahead angling description that's among the best contemporary writing on the subject. The Fish's Eye brings together twenty years of heartfelt, funny, and vivid essays on a timeless pursuit where so many mysteries, both human and natural, coincide.

 

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THE FISH'S EYE: Essays About Angling and the Outdoors

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Much-praised nonfiction author Frazier (On the Rez, 2000, etc.) gathers together 20 years of musings on fishing in one slim but entertaining volume.In "An Angler at Heart," fishing-tackle expert Jim ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

The fish's eye: essays about angling and the outdoors

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So what did Frazier do for a break while researching and writing major works like Great Plains and On the Rez? Obviously, he was off fishing. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

Anglers
3
Harlem and Hudson
5
An Angler at Heart
10
On the Ausable
49
On Urban Shores
58
Fishing Without Dad
69
Big Fish Little Fish
74
Its Hard to Eat Just One
80
A Lovely Sort of Lower Purpose
93
Guiding Guys
100
Fishing in Town
106
From Wilderness to WalMart
113
Bad Advice
120
Catching Monsters After Dark
127
The Great Indoors
134
Five Fish
141

In the Brain
86

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Über den Autor (2003)

Ian Frazier is the author of Great Plains, On the Rez, Family, as well as Coyote v. Acme and Dating Your Mom. A frequent contributor to The New Yorker, he lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

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