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Fish's Eye Essays about Angling and the Outdoors

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ISBN-10: 0312421699

ISBN-13: 9780312421694

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Ian Frazier

List price: $19.00
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In The Fish’s Eye: Essays About Angling and the Outdoors, Ian Frazier explores his lifelong passion for fishing, fish, and the aquatic world. He sees the angler’s environment all around him—in New York’s Grand Central Station, in the cement-lined pond of a city park, in a shimmering bonefish flat in the Florida Keys, in the trout streams of the Rocky Mountains. He marvels at the fishing in the turbid Ohio River by downtown Cincinnati, where a good bait for catfish is half a White Castle french fry. The incidentals of the angling experience, the who and the where of it, interest him as much as what he catches and how. The essays contain sharply focused observations of the American outdoors, a place filled with human alterations and detritus that somehow remain defiantly unruined. Frazier’s simple love of the sport lifts him to a straight-ahead angling description that’s among the best contemporary writing on the subject. The Fish’s Eye brings together twenty years of heartfelt, funny, and vivid essays on a timeless pursuit where so many mysteries, both human and natural, coincide.
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 3/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.41" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Writer and broadcaster Ian Frazier was born in Ohio and educated at Harvard University, where he wrote for the Harvard Lampoon. After his graduation he joined The New Yorker staff and frequently contributes to The Atlantic Monthly. His writing collections Dating Your Mom and Coyote V. Acme earned him a Thurber Prize for American Humor. The Great Plains won a 1990 Spur Award for Nonfiction from the Western Writers of America. Frazier has appeared on the National Public Radio Program A Prairie Home Companion and has acted in Smoke and Blue in the Face, both of which are Wayne Wang and Paul Auster films.

Anglers
Harlem and Hudson
An Angler at Heart
On the Ausable
On Urban Shores
Fishing Without Dad
Big Fish, Little Fish
It's Hard to Eat Just One
In the Brain
A Lovely Sort of Lower Purpose
Guiding Guys
Fishing in Town
From Wilderness to Wal-Mart
Bad Advice
Catching Monsters After Dark
The Great Indoors
Five Fish