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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date October 1, 2001
Binding Hardcover
Edition 25 anv
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226500720
ISBN-10 0226500721
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Original list price $26.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Two novellas and one short story, based on the author's own experiences, center on a young man's discovery of life and art in the woods of western Montana. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Just as Norman Maclean writes at the end of "A River Runs through It" that he is "haunted by waters," so have readers been haunted by his novella. A retired English professor who began writing fiction at the age of 70, Maclean produced what is now recognized as one of the classic American stories of the twentieth century. Originally published in 1976, A River Runs through It and Other Stories now celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary, marked by this new edition that includes a foreword by Annie Proulx.

Maclean grew up in the western Rocky Mountains in the first decades of the twentieth century. As a young man he worked many summers in logging camps and for the United States Forest Service. The two novellas and short story in this collection are based on his own experiences—the experiences of a young man who found that life was only a step from art in its structures and beauty. The beauty he found was in reality, and so he leaves a careful record of what it was like to work in the woods when it was still a world of horse and hand and foot, without power saws, "cats," or four-wheel drives. Populated with drunks, loggers, card sharks, and whores, and set in the small towns and surrounding trout streams and mountains of western Montana, the stories concern themselves with the complexities of fly fishing, logging, fighting forest fires, playing cribbage, and being a husband, a son, and a father.

By turns raunchy, poignant, caustic, and elegiac, these are superb tales which express, in Maclean's own words, "a little of the love I have for the earth as it goes by." A first offering from a 70-year-old writer, the basis of a top-grossing movie, and the first original fiction published by the University of Chicago Press, A River Runs through It and Other Stories has sold more than a million copies. As Proulx writes in her foreword to this new edition, "In 1990 Norman Maclean died in body, but for hundreds of thousands of readers he will live as long as fish swim and books are made."


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Hardcover
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25 anv edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (October 1, 2001); titled "A River Runs Through It and Other Stories"
9780226500720 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Two novellas and one short story, based on the author's own experiences, center on a young man's discovery of life and art in the woods of western Montana.
With Klaus Stuwe | from Univ of Chicago Pr (March 1, 1975)
9780226500553 | details & prices | 217 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $20.00
This edition also contains Das Bundesverfassungsgericht: Eine Einfuhrung
About: Two novellas and one short story, based on the author's own experiences, center on a young man's discovery of life and art, and of their proximities, in the woods of western Montana
Paperback
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With Annie Proulx (other contributor) | 25 anv edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (October 1, 2001); titled "A River Runs Through It and Other Stories"
9780226500669 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $12.00
About: Two novellas and one short story, based on the author's own experiences, center on a young man's discovery of life and art in the woods of western Montana.
Reissue edition from Pocket Books (January 1, 1997); titled "A River Runs Through It and Other Stories"
9780671776978 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Two novellas and one short story, based on the author's own experiences, center on a young man's discovery of life and art in the woods of western Montana.
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (June 1, 1993); titled "A River Runs Through It: And Other Stories"
9780816157358 | details & prices | List price $16.95
About: Two novellas and one short story, based on the author's own experiences, center on a young man's discovery of life and art, and of their proximities, in the woods of western Montana
from Univ of Chicago Pr (April 1, 1979)
9780226500577 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $11.00
About: Two novellas and one short story, based on the author's own experiences, center on a young man's discovery of life and art, and of their proximities, in the woods of western Montana
CD/Spoken Word
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With David Manis (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Highbridge Co (September 30, 2010); titled "A River Runs Through It: And Other Stories"
9781615731121 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $26.95
About: In A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean claims that �in my family, there is no clear line between religion and fly-fishing.
Prebinding
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999); titled "River Runs Through It and Other Stories"
9780785799443 | details & prices | List price $15.30
About: Two novellas and one short story, based on the author's own experiences, center on a young man's discovery of life and art, and of their proximities, in the woods of western Montana

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