Good. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Prelims+ 209pp., ill. Good to very good with only very light wear. "In this collection of fifteen essays and three pieces of short fiction, M.H. Salmon recalls a life of sport in which he never ties a fly and rarely swings on a bird. Instead he roams the Southwest, Midwest and north woods in search of what Williams Faulkner called 'the ancient and unremitting contest, ' which is the pursuit of game with hounds. Along the way he reflects on mountain men, wilderness, urban blight, and hunting ethics; mules, chewing tobacco, trotline fishing and other scenes in a vanishing rural America; and some great game fish, like Smallmouth Bass, his 'dream fish', and the surprising catfish."
Barraza, Fred. Fine. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author 209pp. +adverts; SC white w/brwn. &blk.; fine condition w/clean, tight pgs. "A literate, thoughtful, and sometimes humorous look at running dogs, rural America, and angling for fishes big and small" illus. &photos.
New. 6 x 9, 245 pgs, b&w illustrations. In this collection of twenty essays and five pieces of short fiction. M.H. Salmon recalls a life of sport in which he seldom casts a fly and rarely swings on a bird. Instead, he roams the Southwest, Midwest, and the north woods in search of what William Faulkner called "the ancient and unremitting context, " which is the pursuit of game with hounds. Along the way he reflects on mountain men, wilderness, urban blight, and hunting ethics; mules, trotline fishing and other scenes in a vanishing rural America; and some great game fish, like Smallmouth Bass, his "dream fish, " and the surprising catfish, which ultimately offers both a lively challenge and a metaphor for life itself. Finally, in "Home with the Hounds, " there is the all-day pursuit of a forty-pound Brush Wolf, and "the ambivalence any sentient hunter feels on killing an animal that has provided all you could ever want of game." Tales of the Chase is outdoor writing with a mainstream scope and offers up a whole platter of sport the Hook & Bullet press never knew.
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