The Search for the Genuine by Jim Harrison audiobook

The Search for the Genuine: Nonfiction, 1970–2015

By Jim Harrison
Introduction by Luís Alberto Urrea
Read by Traber Burns

Blackstone Publishing 9780802157218
12.04 Hours 1
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The first general nonfiction title in thirty years from a giant of American letters, The Search for the Genuine is a sparkling, definitive collection of Jim Harrison’s essays and journalism—some never before published. New York Times bestselling author Jim Harrison (1937–2016) was a writer with a poet’s economy of style and trencherman’s appetites and ribald humor. In The Search for the Genuine, a collection of new and previously published essays, the giant of letters muses on everything from grouse hunting and fishing to Zen Buddhism and matters of the spirit, including reported pieces on Yellowstone and shark-tagging in the open ocean, commentary on writers from Bukowski to Neruda to Peter Matthiessen, and a heartbreaking essay on life—and, for those attempting to cross in the ever-more-dangerous gaps, death—on the US/Mexico border. Written with Harrison’s trademark humor, compassion, and full-throated zest for life, this chronicle of a modern bon vivant is a feast for fans who may think they know Harrison’s nonfiction, from a true “American original”.

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Summary

The first general nonfiction title in thirty years from a giant of American letters, The Search for the Genuine is a sparkling, definitive collection of Jim Harrison’s essays and journalism—some never before published.

New York Times bestselling author Jim Harrison (1937–2016) was a writer with a poet’s economy of style and trencherman’s appetites and ribald humor.

In The Search for the Genuine, a collection of new and previously published essays, the giant of letters muses on everything from grouse hunting and fishing to Zen Buddhism and matters of the spirit, including reported pieces on Yellowstone and shark-tagging in the open ocean, commentary on writers from Bukowski to Neruda to Peter Matthiessen, and a heartbreaking essay on life—and, for those attempting to cross in the ever-more-dangerous gaps, death—on the US/Mexico border.

Written with Harrison’s trademark humor, compassion, and full-throated zest for life, this chronicle of a modern bon vivant is a feast for fans who may think they know Harrison’s nonfiction, from a true “American original”.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“New and previously published essays, reviews, and travelogues by Harrison come together in this rewarding trove of true-life tales and reflections…When read chronologically, the pieces evince an evolution in tone and style and document the author’s assured knack for his craft. Harrison devotees will eat this up.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The boozy gourmand and superb writer recounts a long life of misbehavior, fishing, books, and wandering…in this collection of magazine pieces and other oddments…Readers…[may] want to retrace Harrison’s travels in places like the northerly canyons of the Yellowstone River and the Sandhills of Nebraska. An essential installment in the Harrison canon.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author Bio: Jim Harrison

Author Bio: Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison (1937–2016) was the author of over thirty-five books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, including Legends of the Fall, The Road Home, The English Major, and The Farmer’s Daughter. His writing appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, and the New York Times. He earned a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Spirit of the West Award from the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association. His work has been recognized worldwide and published in twenty-two languages.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Runtime: 12.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English