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Title:
Legends of the fall
Author:
Harrison, Jim, 1937-2016.
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Edition:
New Delta edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dell, 1994.

©1979
Physical Description:
276 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
"Delta trade paperbacks."

"A Delta/Seymour Lawrence book."
Language:
English
Contents:
Revenge -- The man who gave up his name -- Legends of the fall.
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Added Title:
Revenge.

The man who gave up his name.
ISBN:
9780385285964
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The publication of this magnificent trilogy of short novels -- Legends Of The Fall , Revenge , and The Man Who Gave Up His Name -- confirmed Jim Harrison's reputation as one of the finest American writers of his generation. These absorbing novellas explore the theme of revenge and the actions to which people resort when their lives or goals are threatened, adding up to an extraordinary vision of the twentieth-century man.


Author Notes

James Thomas Harrison was born on December 11, 1937 in Grayling, Michigan. After receiving a B.A. in comparative literature from Michigan State University in 1960 and a M.A. in comparative literature from the same school in 1964, he briefly taught English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

During his lifetime, he wrote 14 collections of poetry, 21 volumes of fiction, two books of essays, a memoir, and a children's book. His collections of poetry included Plain Song, The Theory and Practice of Rivers, Songs of Unreason, and Dead Man's Float. He received a Guggenheim fellowship for his poetry in 1969. His essays on food, much of which first appeared in Esquire, was collected in the 2001 book, The Raw and the Cooked. His memoir, Off to the Side, was published in 2002.

His first novel, Wolf, was published in 1971. His other works of fiction included A Good Day to Die, Farmer, The Road Home, Julip, and The Ancient Minstrel. His novel, Legends of the Fall, was adapted into a feature film starring Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt. Harrison wrote the screenplay for the movie. His novel, Dalva, was adapted as a made-for-television movie starring Rod Steiger and Farrah Fawcett. He died on March 26, 2016 at the age of 78.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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