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These 25 unforgettable fishing stories boast fast action, dramatic plot twists, and intriguing characters, from the sinister to the hilarious. Spanning the entire 20th century, they offer a bounty of fishing adventures: the solitary sportsman casting in a fast trout stream; expensive ocean charters seeking grouper; a couple of kids with bamboo poles and high hopes for the big one. The world-class authors include Stephen King, Bob Shacochis, Thomas McGuane, and E. Annie Proulx; timeless storytellers such as Guy de Maupassant and the Brothers Grimm; and early- and mid-century favorites like Stephen Vincent Benét, Philip Wylie, Henry Van Dyke, and others. Sports enthusiasts and story lovers alike will find this collection irresistible.
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Paul D. Staudohar is the editor of six other collections of sports short stories including Baseball's Best Short Stories, Boxing's Best Short Stories, Sports Best Short Stories, Football's Best Short Stories, Golf's Best Short Stories, and Hunting's Best Short Stories. He is a professor of business administration at California State University at Hayward. He lives in Lafayette, California.From Library Journal:
Once again, Staudohar (business administration, California State Univ., Hayward) has succeeded magnificently at anthologizing a popular pastime. His first edited collection, Baseball!s Best Short Stories, was followed by highly literate counterparts about golf, football, and boxing. Each features notable works by classic and contemporary writers, and this fishing-oriented fare is a worthy addition to the series. Renowned angling authors Robert Traver and Thomas McGuane are here, of course, but there!s also fine piscatorial prose by diverse stylists ranging from Stephen Vincent BenEt to Stephen King. Other delights in this exciting, scary, clever, and surprising assortment feature such luminaries as Guy de Maupassant, Philip Wylie, and Annie Proulx, to name a few. The predominant quarry in the 25 stories is trout in streams, although lake and ocean fish, and even a sea monster, play major roles, too. Highly recommended for public libraries."Will Hepfer, SUNY at Buffalo Libs.
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Book Description Souvenir Press Ltd, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0285636855