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A Hunter's Heart: Honest Essays on Blood Sport

Henry Holt & Co

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ISBN 10: 080504423X / ISBN 13: 9780805044232
Published by Henry Holt & Co, 1996
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Title: A Hunter's Heart: Honest Essays on Blood ...

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st - may be Reissue.

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The editor, himself a committed hunter, has assembled a distinguished group of writers, including Edward Abbey, Rick Bass, Jimmy Carter, A. B. Guthrie Jr., Jim Harrison, Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, and Terry Tempest Williams. Expressing a sentiment most of these writers share, Richard K. Nelson writes in the book's introduction: "Hunting sharpens my awareness that I am an animal, not separate from my fellow creatures but twisted together with them in one great braidwork of life. Hunting brings me into the wild and brings the wild into me."

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The collection of essays about hunting catches the eye at first for noted authors who turn up among its many contributors: from Peter Matthiesson is a beautifully written account of whaling in Greenland; Thomas McGuane offers vignettes about hunting in Montana; and novelist Jim Harrison writes a moving piece about poachers. But beyond the contributions by big names are many other thoughtful essays, including a controversial piece on bear hunting techniques that led the resignation of the two top editors at Outdoor Life magazine when the magazine's publisher spiked the article.

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