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Jim Harrison, RIP

Jim Harrison died Saturday past.  For me Harrison is a major American writer, and his archetypal hero–a recently estranged hard drinking appetite aware man from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan eyeball deep in a mid-life crisis–takes on an aura shared with Huck Finn, Holden Caufield, Dean Moriarty…a well written and insightful obituary in the New York Times by Margalit Fox is here, and I agree with John Avalon in the Daily Beast that we’ve lost “America’s Greatest Living Writer.”     If I had to recommend just five Jim Harrison works to someone unfamiliar with Harrison’s work, titles we have here in the collection, they’d be:

His “Art of Fiction” interview in the Paris Review is available, by way of preface…

~ by pdoty on .

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