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“The authors whose work Mr. Seybold has collected in this fisherman’s anthology have created an astonishing variety of effects from their basically limited meansa positive miracle of fishes.”The Atlantic Monthly
The Seasons of the Angler
A Fisherman's Anthology
Atlantic Monthly Press
978-0-87113-712-8 • $15.00 • Paperback • May 1998
Seasons of the Angler brings together stories,
essays, and poems, all centered on the theme of fishing, by twenty-eight of
America’s most exciting contemporary authors. The pieces—most of which appear
for the first time here—range from David Quammen’s harrowing account of his
days as a professional fishing guide, to Thomas McGuane’s meditative essay on
his discovery of a new river, to P.J. O’Rourke’s hilarious tale of his attempts
to learn the art of angling, to Richard Ford’s haunting short story about three
adolescents’ painful coming-of-age during a fishing trip in northern Montana.
Also included are works by Raymond Carver, Jim Harrison, Vance Bourjaily,
William Hjortsberg, Donald Hall, and Bill Barich, along with actor Rip Torn’s
moving memoir of his fishing trips with the late Richard Brautigan.
Illustrated with twenty-five original pencil drawings by
Joseph Fornelli, Seasons of the Angler is a welcome addition to the
literature on this most noble of sports, a must for anyone interested in good
fishing or fine writing.