The Fish's Eye

The Fish's Eye

Essays About Angling and the Outdoors

Book - 2002 | 1st ed.
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"In The Fish's Eye, 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 Terminal, 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 down-town 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 (including the famous profile of master angler Jim Deren, late proprietor of New York City's tackle store the Angler's Roost) contain sharply focused observations of the American outdoors, a place filled with human alterations and detritus which somehow remains defiantly unruined. Frazier's simple love of the sport lifts him to straight-ahead angling description that's among the best contemporary writing on the subject. The Fish's Eye brings together twenty years of heartfelt and funny and vivid essays on a timeless pursuit where so many mysteries, both human and natural, coincide."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374155209
0374155208
Branch Call Number: 799.1 FRAZIER
Characteristics: 163 p. ; 22 cm.

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