John Hay The Run

ISBN 13: 9780807085691

The Run

4.25 avg rating
( 12 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780807085691: The Run
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Perched on the banks of Stony Brook in the Cape Cod town of Brewster, Hay observes the stunning phenomenon of the annual run of the alewife, a herring that spawns in fresh water, enters the ocean as a fingerling, and returns to its natal pond. From the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Carolina’s, hordes of alewives make the dramatic journey every Spring. For Hay, the run is filled with danger and beauty: “In terrible simplicity, the alewives were swimming toward the island gauntlet they would have to run, having a title, by their common, wild, and ancient advent, to all great kindled things.”

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

In a book first published in 1959 and now reissued in an anniversary edition, John Hay, the nature-writing laureate of Cape Cod, ponders one of the great curiosities of nature in those parts. The mystery in question is the annual migration of the alewife, a kind of herring that behaves in this respect much like the salmon, moving at infancy from the freshwater lakes of New England into the cold Atlantic Ocean and thence back to the waters of its birth. The journey, Hay writes, is oddly heroic, and it comes at great cost: some 90 percent of the adult alewives do not survive the arduous move from ocean to stream. Hay's prose, too, is oddly enchanting, given that his subject is a fish--and a none-too-lovely one at that. No matter, for Hay describes the alewife as "a life that shone with vibrant persistence, one of nature's particularized energies, a wild texture as old as the animal world, a food that was the beneficent matter of all struggle and greed." His pages ring with such fish-born poetry as he recounts the life cycle of the alewife from wriggling larva to adult. The migration of this intriguing fish, he concludes, "is not only a matter of routes or seasonal behavior. It has to do with an internal response to this spinning globe and its unendingly creative energies." That creative energy nicely describes the spirit of this slender study, as well as Hay's other fine books. --Gregory McNamee

About the Author:

J Hay is a Beacon Press author.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780807085707: The Run

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0807085707 ISBN 13:  9780807085707
Publisher: Beacon Press, 1999
Hardcover

9780816130191: The run

G. K. ..., 1980
Hardcover

9780393012699: The Run

W W No..., 1979
Hardcover

9780345022561: The Run

Ballan..., 1971
Softcover

9780393009460: The Run

W. W. ..., 1979
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

John Hay
Published by Beacon Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0807085693 ISBN 13: 9780807085691
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Beacon Press, 2008. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780807085691

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

John Hay
Published by Beacon Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0807085693 ISBN 13: 9780807085691
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Beacon Press, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Perched on the banks of Stony Brook in the Cape Cod town of Brewster, Hay observes the stunning phenomenon of the annual run of the alewife, a herring that spawns in fresh water, enters the ocean as a fingerling, and returns to its natal pond. From the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Carolina s, hordes of alewives make the dramatic journey every Spring. For Hay, the run is filled with danger and beauty: In terrible simplicity, the alewives were swimming toward the island gauntlet they would have to run, having a title, by their common, wild, and ancient advent, to all great kindled things. Seller Inventory # AAV9780807085691

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

John Hay
Published by Beacon Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0807085693 ISBN 13: 9780807085691
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Beacon Press, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Perched on the banks of Stony Brook in the Cape Cod town of Brewster, Hay observes the stunning phenomenon of the annual run of the alewife, a herring that spawns in fresh water, enters the ocean as a fingerling, and returns to its natal pond. From the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Carolina s, hordes of alewives make the dramatic journey every Spring. For Hay, the run is filled with danger and beauty: In terrible simplicity, the alewives were swimming toward the island gauntlet they would have to run, having a title, by their common, wild, and ancient advent, to all great kindled things. Seller Inventory # AAV9780807085691

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Hay, John
Published by Beacon Press 11/30/1975 (1975)
ISBN 10: 0807085693 ISBN 13: 9780807085691
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Beacon Press 11/30/1975, 1975. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Run. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780807085691

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Hay, John
Published by Beacon Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 0807085693 ISBN 13: 9780807085691
New Paperback Quantity Available: 14
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Beacon Press, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0807085693

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Hay, John
Published by Beacon Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0807085693 ISBN 13: 9780807085691
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Beacon Press, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # INGM9780807085691

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

John Hay
Published by Beacon Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0807085693 ISBN 13: 9780807085691
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Beacon Press, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Perched on the banks of Stony Brook in the Cape Cod town of Brewster, Hay observes the stunning phenomenon of the annual run of the alewife, a herring that spawns in fresh water, enters the ocean as a fingerling, and returns to its natal pond. From the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Carolina s, hordes of alewives make the dramatic journey every Spring. For Hay, the run is filled with danger and beauty: In terrible simplicity, the alewives were swimming toward the island gauntlet they would have to run, having a title, by their common, wild, and ancient advent, to all great kindled things. Seller Inventory # LIE9780807085691

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

John Hay
Published by Beacon Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0807085693 ISBN 13: 9780807085691
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Beacon Press, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0807085693

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Hay, John
Published by Beacon Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0807085693 ISBN 13: 9780807085691
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Beacon Press, 2008. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780807085691

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.45
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

John Hay
Published by Beacon Press
ISBN 10: 0807085693 ISBN 13: 9780807085691
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Beacon Press. Paperback. Condition: New. 180 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 0.6in.Perched on the banks of Stony Brook in the Cape Cod town of Brewster, Hay observes the stunning phenomenon of the annual run of the alewife, a herring that spawns in fresh water, enters the ocean as a fingerling, and returns to its natal pond. From the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Carolinas, hordes of alewives make the dramatic journey every Spring. For Hay, the run is filled with danger and beauty: In terrible simplicity, the alewives were swimming toward the island gauntlet they would have to run, having a title, by their common, wild, and ancient advent, to all great kindled things. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780807085691

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book