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A jerk on one end : reflections of a mediocre fisherman, Robert Hughes

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A jerk on one end : reflections of a mediocre fisherman
Title
A jerk on one end
Title remainder
reflections of a mediocre fisherman
Statement of responsibility
Robert Hughes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In A Jerk on One End, Hughes traces his love of fishing back to his earliest boyhood on Sydney Harbor, Australia, and recounts the high and low points of his career with rod and reel - the first surge of triumph when he snagged a six-pound bonito, the shame of having his father catch him trout-fishing with live bait (the most perfidious failing in the eyes of every fly fisher), hair-raising shark tales he picked up on the Sydney waterfront."
  • "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
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Summary
"Fishing largely consists of not catching fish; failure is as much a part of the sport as knee injuries are of football. " Thus Robert Hughes, best-selling author of The fatal shore, The culture of complaint, and American visions, begins his musings about fishing in three parts saltwater, freshwater, and hot water. While there is much about catching and not catching fish, there is also much about literature, craftsmanship, and even how fishing changes your sex life. The result is a nonromantic masterpiece that is partly polemic, partly reminiscent and all Hughes
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
221461
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hughes, Robert
Dewey number
799.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The Library of contemporary thought
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fishing
  • Fishing
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
reflections of a mediocre fisherman
Label
A jerk on one end : reflections of a mediocre fisherman, Robert Hughes
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm41173532
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9780345422835
Lccn
99021234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)41173532
Label
A jerk on one end : reflections of a mediocre fisherman, Robert Hughes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm41173532
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9780345422835
Lccn
99021234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)41173532

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