Crosscurrents: A Fly Fisher's Progress
Rowman & Littlefield, 1 mei 2002 - 224 pagina's
One of the most eccentric and riveting voices to be heard in the world of fly fishing has his say on just about every aspect of angling.
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Growing up in a small East Tennessee town and eventually chafing against its small - town provincialism , Babb moved north , a hillbilly with dreadlocks and a beard who married into Boston's cultural elite where , he says , " I learned ...
He left with a head full of Marley and Mozart and moved farther north , working for a time as a self - employed commercial lobsterman and then jumping ship to become a book editor for a small nautical publisher soon snapped up by a ...
We are what Thomas Wolfe , a mountain - grown North Carolinian sprouted from the same gnarled Appalachian roots , described as a " crude , kindly , ignorant , and murderous people . " In my hometown , as typical an East Tennessee ...
Thirty - something years in the North . And yet ... and yet when I think of naked intolerance , economic apartheid , and willful parochial ignorance I think not of the South but of the North , where I have seen far more pale illiterate ...
I knew , not long after moving north in the late 1960s and trialfloating my Jethro Bodine accent past the unapproving ears of Proper Bostonians , that my upbringing was a bit out of the cultural mainstream and needed some sprucing up to ...
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CROSSCURRENTS: A Fly Fisher's ProgressGebruikersrecensie - Kirkus
A fireside collection of fly-fishing pieces, touched with—but not drowned in—folksy wisdom and whimsy, from Gray's Sporting Journal editor and columnist Babb. These short essays are divided into two ... Volledige review lezen
Crosscurrents: A Fly Fisher's ProgressGebruikersrecensie - Not Available - Book Verdict
Every few years one wonders if the fountain of talented essayists on fly-fishing is running dry. Then someone like Babb (editor of Gray's Sporting Journal since 1997) comes along. In this outstanding ... Volledige review lezen
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Thy Rod and Thy Staff
Defenders of Midway
In the Wake of Henry D
Alone on a Nameless Stream
Against the Grain
A Proper Toff