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Tight Lines : Ten Years of the Yale Anglers' Journal / David D. Gilmore.

Author/Creator:
Gilmore, David D., author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2007]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
Fishing -- Literary collections.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Since the first copy of the Yale Anglers' Journal appeared in 1996, readers with an interest in fish and fishing have opened the pages of each issue with anticipation and delight. YAJ's founders suspected that others would share their passion for literature and art related to angling; what they had not fully anticipated was the intensity of enthusiasm from readers and writers everywhere. Perhaps they shouldn't have been surprised. Statistics tell us that 35 million Americans regularly fish, and among their numbers are presidents and students, old and young, the famous and the unknown, the busy and the idle.This anthology presents a selection of 50 stories, recollections, essays, and poems featured in the Yale Anglers' Journal during its first remarkable decade. Accompanied by original artwork from James Prosek, these writings all celebrate fish and the experience of fishing, yet they could hardly be more diverse. Some evoke a nostalgic earlier time, others vibrate with excitement, and still others offer a humorous view of life's surprises. The contributions come from well-known current writers, little-known newcomers, and even authors of antiquity, such as Homer, who had a thing to say about fishing. Anyone who has felt a line pull tight, or is curious to know why the experience has inspired anglers throughout human history, will want to open the pages of this inviting book. "So here is where I came out as I entered my fiftieth year....I believe in a balanced life. I do not want to fish all the time....But I have learned that I am also a person who has to be able to go fishing whenever I can and for as long as I want to go."-from "Amare O Pescare," by Howell Raines
Contents:
Tight Lines
Frontmatter
THE YALE ANGLERS' JOURNAL
CONTENTS
FOREWORD
PREFACE
Part I. Backcasts
PILGRIMAGE TO HAIG-BROWN
FISHING WITH MY DADDY
GREAT UNCLE
RIVERINE
ON ALMOST DROWNING
BIRTH OF AN ANGLER
ALL IS NOT GOLD
STARTING OUT
WINTER KILL AND OTHER POEMS
THE LOST STRIPER
NO TRESPASSING
Part II. The Great Pool
CROCODILE CENTRAL
THE GRAYLING AND THE BELL CURVE
PANIC ON THE BANKS OF THE GRIMSA
A TALE OF TALAU
THE COMPANION
AN EARLY WINTER
NIOKOLO KOBA
SCRATCHING THE SURFACE, IN BORNEO
Part III. Whatever Rises
THE ART OF FLY-FISHING AND THE AESTHETICS OF SOLITUDE
SEA MONSTERS
MR. PINKY GONE FISHIN'
THE FISH GARDEN
AT HOME IN THE MIDWEST
FEAR AND LOATHING...IN ALCOVA, WYOMING
HOOKED CLANDESTINELY
GITTIN' MYSELF A GARFISH
TO A FATHER LONG GONE
THE GRAND SLAM
Part IV. Landing Net
THE ODYSSEY
JETTIES
SELECTIONS FROM YEATS
THE ANGLER'S STORY
CLOSING DAY
RE-LAX-NESS
LATE SEPTEMBER ON THE RUSSIAN RIVER
Part V. A Necessary Passion
AMARE O PESCARE
A FISHING TALK GIVEN AT YALE
SOUL TO SOUL
IN TWO DAYS THE LEAVES WILL COAT
SALUDA PROBABILITY
RUMMAGING THROUGH THE BASEMENT FINDING PISCATORIAL AUDUBONS
MARCEL PROUST AND THE ART OF FLY-FISHING
Part VI. Hook, Line, and Sinker
JEALOUS FISHERMAN BARES SOUL
FLY-FISHING WITH JESUS
THE NEW FLYFISHING BOOKS
THE GAON OF BOZEMAN
ANOTHER POEM FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
COLOPHON
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780300150322
OCLC:
922006879
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300150322 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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