Jim Harrison: A Life
My newest project will explore the life and times of Jim Harrison, whose 21 volumes of fiction, including Legends of the Fall (1979) Dalva (1996), and True North (2004), essays, and 14 books of poetry, shaped the course of contemporary American literature. As Bill Blythe wrote in The New York Times in 2007, Harrison’s “books glisten with love of the world, and are as grounded as Thoreau’s in the particulars of American place—its rivers and thickets, its highways and taverns.” He added, “Bawdily and with unrelenting gusto, Harrison’s 40 years’ worth of writing explores what constitutes a good life, both aesthetically and morally, on this planet.”
The book is in progress. Stay tuned!