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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Hughes, Robert, 1938-
Jerk on one end.
New York : Ballantine Pub. Group, 1999
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||126 pages ; 21 cm.|
|Series Title:||Library of contemporary thought.|
"Here too is a history of fishing going back to classical antiquity, along with meditations on the art and philosophy of fishing and deep draughts of the finest fishing writing through the ages. Hughes gazes long and hard into the shining eyes of his prey and captures the essence of each noble species in verbal portraits - the delicate striped bass, most amenable to cooking and most susceptible to urban pollutants; the infinitely treacherous tarpon; the fastidious, elusive trout; the giant bluefin tuna, which holds the dubious honor of being the most expensive and sought after animal on earth. And in one passage, he adopts the fish's point of view and forces us to imagine the horror of being hooked and reeled into an alien element."--Jacket.