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Jim Harrison (1) (1937–2016)

Autor(a) de Legends of the Fall

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70+ Works 10,700 Membros 285 Críticas 11 Favorited

About the Author

James Thomas Harrison was born on December 11, 1937 in Grayling, Michigan. After receiving a B.A. in comparative literature from Michigan State University in 1960 and a M.A. in comparative literature from the same school in 1964, he briefly taught English at the State University of New York at mostrar mais Stony Brook. During his lifetime, he wrote 14 collections of poetry, 21 volumes of fiction, two books of essays, a memoir, and a children's book. His collections of poetry included Plain Song, The Theory and Practice of Rivers, Songs of Unreason, and Dead Man's Float. He received a Guggenheim fellowship for his poetry in 1969. His essays on food, much of which first appeared in Esquire, was collected in the 2001 book, The Raw and the Cooked. His memoir, Off to the Side, was published in 2002. His first novel, Wolf, was published in 1971. His other works of fiction included A Good Day to Die, Farmer, The Road Home, Julip, and The Ancient Minstrel. His novel, Legends of the Fall, was adapted into a feature film starring Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt. Harrison wrote the screenplay for the movie. His novel, Dalva, was adapted as a made-for-television movie starring Rod Steiger and Farrah Fawcett. He died on March 26, 2016 at the age of 78. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Jim Harrison

Legends of the Fall (1979) 1,152 exemplares
Dalva (1988) 726 exemplares
The English Major (2008) 613 exemplares
Returning to Earth (2007) 575 exemplares
The Road Home (1998) 543 exemplares
True North (2004) 490 exemplares
The Woman Lit by Fireflies (1990) 474 exemplares
A Good Day to Die (1973) 332 exemplares
Julip (1994) 305 exemplares
Off to the Side: A Memoir (2002) 304 exemplares
The Great Leader (2011) 303 exemplares
Farmer (1976) 279 exemplares
The Farmer's Daughter (2009) 276 exemplares
Sundog (1984) 276 exemplares
Wolf: A False Memoir (1971) 268 exemplares
The Summer He Didn't Die (2005) 258 exemplares
Brown Dog: Novellas (2013) 258 exemplares
The River Swimmer: Novellas (2013) 248 exemplares
Warlock (1981) 232 exemplares
Just Before Dark (1991) 202 exemplares
The Ancient Minstrel: Novellas (2016) 179 exemplares
The Big Seven (Faux Mystery) (2015) 158 exemplares
In Search of Small Gods (2009) 117 exemplares
Saving Daylight (2006) 98 exemplares
After Ikkyu and Other Poems (1996) 79 exemplares
Selected & New Poems (1981) 79 exemplares
Songs of Unreason (2011) 78 exemplares
Dead Man's Float (2016) 70 exemplares
Wolf [1994 film] (1994) — Screenwriter — 50 exemplares
Jim Harrison: The Essential Poems (2019) 44 exemplares
The Search for the Genuine (2021) 40 exemplares
The Boy Who Ran to the Woods (2000) 34 exemplares
Revenge [1990 film] (1990) — Writer — 32 exemplares
The Theory and Practice of Rivers (1976) 21 exemplares
Outlyer and Ghazals: Poetry (1971) 17 exemplares
Plain Song (1965) 16 exemplares
Jim Harrison: Collected Ghazals (2020) 13 exemplares
Locations (1968) 11 exemplares
Revenge (1990) 7 exemplares
5 blind men (1969) 7 exemplares
The Man Who Gave Up His Name (1979) 6 exemplares
Republican Wives (2005) 6 exemplares
Livingston Suite (2005) 3 exemplares
The Practice of the Wild - Documentary Film (2010) — Producer, Featured — 1 exemplar
Chien Brun: L'Intégrale (2022) 1 exemplar
Oasis (2018) 1 exemplar
Vento di passioni 1 exemplar
Poem of War 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Walden (1854) — Préface, algumas edições14,167 exemplares
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Contribuidor — 534 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 210 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 190 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (1998) — Contribuidor — 186 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2009 (2009) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places (1994) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
The Best American Sports Writing 2001 (2002) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Antaeus No. 61, Autumn 1988 - Journals, Notebooks & Diaries (1988) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Jim Harrison: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 1964-2008 (1601) — Prefácio — 10 exemplares
Fire Exit, Volume 1, Number 1 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Fire Exit, Volume 1, Number 2 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



Much as I have enjoyed Harrison in the past, after 63 pages I could not care about his protagonist, his girlfriend or his sex life. The idea of visiting every state had a certain appeal but not enough to keep reading.
featherbooks | 34 outras críticas | May 7, 2024 |
I watched the DVD before reading the book. The book did help clarify some of the conversation that was a bit muffled by the distance as the actors walked the countryside, and gave me time to pause and consider what was said.
The main focus of their conversation related to Snyder's live, his involvement in Buddhism and nature Jim Harrison seemed to play a secondary role, asking questions and deferring to Gary Snyder's opinions, in such a retiring manner that one wonders why Snyder seemed to have a high opinion of him. He also was very widely read, making connections with obscure or historic writings, which surprised me since I knew his writing only from 2 popular novels. I will look for more from him.
Scenes interspersed their joint conversations, Snyder reading his poetry, comments by others who knew Snyder, and historic footage of the Beat Generation.
A book with ideas to ponder, but as much an inspiration to go to their original writings rather than be satisfied with these snippets.
The video was interesting to watch once, to get a glimpse of authors I've enjoyed but never seen in real life.
The dinner scenes with other people around were not that well done, seemed more of an opportunity for Hearst to get screen time.
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juniperSun | 1 outra crítica | Mar 26, 2024 |
I bought this book because, leafing thru it, I was struck by the deep thoughtfulness of the beginning essays. "I write again in the manner of an earthdiver swimming in the soil to understand the roots and tendrils of trees." (p.3) And I've marked a number of passages in his essay on sitting Zazen. "We want to fully inhabit the world while we are here and not lose our lives to endless rehearsals and illusions." (p.9)
I am saddened that most of the posthumous selections were not of the same quality. There is a whole section about celebrities he has known, most of which felt like name-dropping. Yet, amidst his ramblings about Pablo Neruda he manages to relate "Our bifurcated and predatory culture crushes and strain the economically-nonviable language of earth from our lives. In contrast, Neruda..that there are no poetic subjects per se, and that we aren't romantic soloists on this sky island of earth." (p.58)
There is another large section of fishing excursions, some of which might appeal to fanatics, but again more name-dropping of the people he went fishing with. Others are like very descriptive travelogues without any real point other than to put the reader into the scene, tho in his essay on Peter Matthiessen who thoroughly researched habitat he mentions "Many of us don't see much on our travels because we don't know what we are looking at." (p.35) Too much of that time seems to have been spent drinking too much, but perhaps that is a consequence of the number of essays originally printed in male-oriented magazines. His tendency to slip a little advertising for his writing as a non-sequitur in articles also became irritating: e,g, "driving here along the MIssouri River is where I was inspired to write my book Dalva."
He was more thoughtful in the section on hunting & dogs. "As a sport, grouse hunting has often seemed ill advised to me in terms of the hours spent. But that is John Calvin creeping up again with all of his boring, utilitarian advice." (p.132) He slips in promotion for outdoorsmen taking care of the world around them, as it is too easily spoiled by users who don't root themselves in nature.
What a conundrum. Do I keep the book for the few good essays, or pass it on? Perhaps I should just look for a volume of his poetry. He manages to quote Richard Nelson's "Make Prayers to the Raven" which give me hope for his non-commercial writing.
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juniperSun | 3 outras críticas | Feb 21, 2024 |
Harrison is an amazing poet. The world is set through his small farm, haggard step and the blindness in his left eye. As I became more familiar with his work he became an amiable companion through the second half of 2021. He was a brutal realist with a sarcastic streak but that didn’t stop him from rejoicing in the days he had.
Aidan767 | 3 outras críticas | Feb 1, 2024 |



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