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The River Why por David James Duncan
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The River Why (original 1983; edição 1983)

por David James Duncan (Autor)

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Since its publication by Sierra Club Books more than two decades ago, The River Why has become a classic, standing with Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It as our era’s most widely read fiction about fly-fishing. This captivating and exuberant tale is told by Gus Orviston, an irreverent young fly fisherman and one of the most appealing heroes in contemporary American fiction. Leaving behind a madcap, fishing-obsessed family, Gus decides to strike out on his own, taking refuge in a remote riverbank cabin to pursue his own fly-fishing passion with unrelenting zeal. But instead of finding fishing bliss, Gus becomes increasingly troubled by the degradation of the natural world around him and by the spiritual barrenness of his own life. His desolation drives him on a reluctant quest for self-discovery and meaning -- ultimately fruitful beyond his wildest dreams. Stylistically adept and ambitious in scope, The River Why is a touching and powerful novel by an important voice in American fiction. In a new Afterword written for this twentieth-anniversary edition, David James Duncan reflects on the genesis of his book and on the surprising link between fishing and wisdom.… (mais)
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Título:The River Why
Autores:David James Duncan (Autor)
Informação:Sierra Club Books (1983), Edition: 1st, 304 pages
Colecções:First Edition Signed, A sua biblioteca
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I was so drawn in by the first half of the book that I had to slow down so I didn't finish it too fast. The second half was more of a bag of bits and pieces and the religiosity when it came, came as a bit of an unwelcome surprise. So not a perfect polished gem of a book - but perhaps that was a good thing - the eclectic mix lets you enjoy what you want and pass by what you don't want. The book is philosophy, not fishing, and absorbing, stimulating and fun. ( )
  Ma_Washigeri | Jan 23, 2021 |
This was an eclectic and dense book, with a heavy emphasis on philosophy, naturalism, and spirituality. It fits well with the renaissance of naturalism in the 1970s, but it's dated in that regard, as well. I get the sense that your enjoyment of this book will depend on how you approach reading. This was not my cuppa, but there were definitely interesting ideas to consider, once you get past the glacial beginning. ( )
  DrFuriosa | Dec 4, 2020 |
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  victor.k.jacobsson | May 23, 2020 |
I think one wouldn’t pick up this book casually. There’ll never be a lot of hype about it and it takes about 100 pages to hook one. And then: oh, it is a good story. Reading a few chapters a time at night before I go to sleep, I am conscious how I come tired to this book as to bed, and leave it with new energy – courage? Laughter? A sense of well-being.

What did I learn from this book? On page 227 in the paperback edition, there’s the story of Nick which seems to me the book in miniature. A certain quiet is needed to tell a story which depends on the listener. Setting and introduction are essential (that’s why the main story takes 100 pages to get going.) We cannot be in a hurry for the story of our lives. It’s worth the read.
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  MaryHeleneMele | May 6, 2019 |
Did enjoy parts of the book, but some of the rambling parts were hard to get through. ( )
  carolfoisset | Jun 30, 2018 |
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Since its publication by Sierra Club Books more than two decades ago, The River Why has become a classic, standing with Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It as our era’s most widely read fiction about fly-fishing. This captivating and exuberant tale is told by Gus Orviston, an irreverent young fly fisherman and one of the most appealing heroes in contemporary American fiction. Leaving behind a madcap, fishing-obsessed family, Gus decides to strike out on his own, taking refuge in a remote riverbank cabin to pursue his own fly-fishing passion with unrelenting zeal. But instead of finding fishing bliss, Gus becomes increasingly troubled by the degradation of the natural world around him and by the spiritual barrenness of his own life. His desolation drives him on a reluctant quest for self-discovery and meaning -- ultimately fruitful beyond his wildest dreams. Stylistically adept and ambitious in scope, The River Why is a touching and powerful novel by an important voice in American fiction. In a new Afterword written for this twentieth-anniversary edition, David James Duncan reflects on the genesis of his book and on the surprising link between fishing and wisdom.

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