Hemingway on Fishing

By Ernest Hemingway
(Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9780743219181, 272pp.)

Publication Date: November 2002

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From childhood on, Ernest Hemingway was a passionate fisherman. He fished the lakes and creeks near the family's summer home at Walloon Lake, Michigan, and his first stories and reportages were often about his favorite sport. Here, collected for the first time in one volume, are all of his great writings about the many kinds of fishing he did -- from trout in the rivers of northern Michigan to marlin in the Gulf Stream.
In "A Moveable Feast, " Hemingway speaks of sitting in a cafe in Paris and writing about what he knew best -- and when it came time to stop, he "did not want to leave the river." The story was the unforgettable classic, "Big Two-Hearted River," and from its first words we do not want to leave the river either. He also wrote articles for the "Toronto Star" on fishing in Canada and Europe and, later, articles for "Esquire" about his growing passion for big-game fishing. His last books, "The Old Man and the Sea" and "Islands in the Stream, " celebrate his vast knowledge of the ocean and his affection for its great denizens.
"Hemingway on Fishing" is an encompassing, diverse, and fascinating collection. From the early Nick Adams stories and the memorable chapters on fishing the Irati River in "The Sun Also Rises" to such late novels as "Islands in the Stream, " this collection traces the evolution of a great writer's passion; the range of his interests; the sure use he made of fishing, transforming it into the stuff of great literature.
Anglers and lovers of great writing alike will welcome this important collection.



About the Author
Ernest Hemingway was one of America's foremost journalists and authors. A winner of both the Pulitzer Prize (1953) and the Nobel Prize for Literature (1954), Hemingway is widely credited with driving a fundamental shift in prose writing in the early twentieth century. As an American expatriate in Paris in the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway achieved international fame with such literary works as The Sun Also Rises, The Old Man and the Sea, and For Whom the Bell Tolls, which depicts his experience as a correspondent during the Spanish Civil War. Hemingway died in 1961, leaving behind a rich literary legacy.
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