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Late in an Angler's Life: Essays on the Sport (Paperback)
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Late in an Angler's Life: Essays on the Sport (Paperback)

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Paperback 196 Pages / Published: 30/05/2004
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Fishing is a pursuit for which writers had an affinity even before Izaak Walton; still, it is Walton's spirit that hovers over this collection of musings by well-known writer and fisherman Gordon Wickstrom. These writings use fishing as a lens through which to view and evaluate most things in life: politics, art, friendship, religion, globalisation, relations between the sexes, time, and old age. The result is a book that will lift your spirits even when it tells you when it is acceptable to use live grasshoppers as bait. Wickstrom does not confine himself to philosophising. He discusses technical matters such as equipment and techniques. He reviews the literature. He addresses sticky issues like nativism and class issues in angling. In short, he writes about all the things that matter to people who love to fish, and those people will be grateful to him for having produced a book they can read with real pleasure when not fishing.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826332660
Number of pages: 196
Weight: 416 g
Dimensions: 220 x 145 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A good book for the beside-steam companion who reads on the bank, or the angler himself when he's not wading the stream."
." . . a literary collection offering practical fishing tips, philosophy and touching and entertaining anecdotes."
"A good book for the beside-stream companion who reads on the bank, or the angler himself when he's not wading the stream."
"This is, without doubt, the most delightful fly-fishing book I have picked up in the last five years. . . . Wickstrom has created 195 pages of unalloyed pleasure in the form of truly thought-provoking essays."
""Late in an Angler's Life" often brings a fresh perspective to the long tradition of angling writing. . . "Late in an Angler's Life" achieves the impossible: it is a book about fishing with appeal for anglers and non-anglers alike."
""Late in an Anglers Life" is a treasure. Buy it. read it. . . As with all great pieces of literature there are messages easily gleaned while others are masked and hidden away under layers of conflict, passion and humor. It may be the most honest book I have ever read."
," . . a literary collection offering practical fishing tips, philosophy and touching and entertaining anecdotes."

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