The Search for the Genuine: Nonfiction, 1970-2015 (Hardcover)

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The Search for the Genuine: Nonfiction, 1970-2015 (Hardcover)


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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 a trencherman's appetites. Praised as a
"national treasure" (Chicago Tribune) and published in twenty-seven languages, he was one of
this country's most beloved and critically acclaimed authors. Best known for
his poetry and fiction such as Legends of the
, Dalva, and Returning
to Earth
, Harrison was also a prolific
nonfiction writer, with columns running in Sports
and Esquire,
and work in Outside, Field & Stream, and others. The first collection of Harrison's general
nonfiction in thirty years, The
Search for the Genuine
is a
sparkling, definitive volume of essays and journalism--from the near-classic to
the never-published.

With his trademark ribald humor,
compassion, and full-throated zest for life, The
Search for the Genuine
tribute to writers from Bukowski to Neruda to Peter Matthiessen, and examines
the distance between literary reputation and the work itself; he attains
something like satori in the field hunting grouse; he reports on Yellowstone
for the park's hundredth anniversary, when he was merely a tourist to the part
of Montana he would eventually call home; he takes to the open sea in pursuit
of roosterfish, marlin, tarpon, and, once, to observe a scientific mission
tagging sharks; he delivers a heartbreaking essay on life--and, for those
attempting to cross in the ever-more dangerous gaps, death--on the US-Mexico
border. Always he comes back to the spirit and to connection with the natural
world and the people who sustained him; throughout the book his feeling for the
American landscape rings out.

Lovingly introduced by acclaimed
novelist, poet, and essayist Luis Alberto Urrea, The Search for the Genuine is a feast that captures a lifetime of reading, writing,
and living to the fullest, from a true "American original" (San Francisco Chronicle).

JIM HARRISON (1937-2016) was the author of thirty-nine other works of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, including Legends of the Fall, The Road Home, Returning to Earth, and The English Major. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he had work published in twenty-seven languages.
Product Details ISBN: 9780802157218
ISBN-10: 0802157211
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: September 13th, 2022
Pages: 336
Language: English