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The Norman Maclean reader

The Norman Maclean reader

Author: Norman Maclean; O Alan Weltzien
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 2012, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
Bringing together previously unpublished materials with incidental writings and selections from his two masterpieces, The Norman Maclean Reader is a substantial addition to Maclean's celebrated oeuvre, serving as the perfect introduction for readers new to Maclean, while offering longtime fans insight into his life and career.
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Named Person: Norman Maclean; Norman Maclean
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Maclean; O Alan Weltzien
ISBN: 9780226500270 0226500276
OCLC Number: 778326465
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: xxiv, 260 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Custer writings. Edward S. Luce, Commanding General (retired), Department of the Little Bighorn ; From the unfinished Custer manuscript --
A Maclean sampler. This quarter I am taking McKeon--a few remarks on the art of teaching ; Billiards is a good game--gamesmanship and America's first nobel prize scientist ; Retrievers good and bad ; Logging and pimping and "Your pal, Jim" ; An incident ; The wood, books, and truant officers ; The pure and the good--on baseball and backpacking ; Black ghost ; From Young men and fire ; Interview with Norman Maclean --
Selected letters. Letters to Robert M. Utley, 1955-1979 ; Letters to Marie Borroff, 1949-1986 ; Letters to Nick Lyons, 1976-1981 ; Letters to Lois Jansson, 1979-1981.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited by O. Alan Weltzien.


In his eighty-seven years, Norman Maclean played many parts: fisherman, logger, firefighter, scholar, teacher. But it was a role he took up late in life, that of writer, that won him enduring fame  Read more...


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"Smartly edited... the book brings together manuscripts and letters found among Maclean's papers after his death in 1990, as well as hard-to-find essays, lectures, and interviews. Maclean did not Read more...

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