Год издания: 2005
Количество страниц: 200
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With the recent selection of Frank Parker Day's 1928 novel Rockbound as CBC's 2005 "Canada Reads" winner, interest in the life and work of Day has never been greater. In 1927, Day wrote his autobiographical reflections on fishing, family, and, more broadly, humanity's place in the natural world. The Autobiography of a Fisherman is a wonderful recollection of one man's life, with characters struggling in a depressed economy, contending with the social pressures of local village life, and responding in one way or the other to the pull of the big city. Day details his early introduction to fishing, which becomes a life-long passion, at once a `gentle art' and a `disease'. Studying at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship (`it was easier to get one in those days'), his fervour for fishing is shared by many, but while at the University of Berlin studying Beowulf , he laments that he `did no trout fishing.' Eventually, Day returns to Canada and is hired as an...