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The River Why

David James Duncan

The River Why

by David James Duncan

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Published by Hutchinson in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementDavid James Duncan.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3554.U4634
The Physical Object
Pagination294p. ;
Number of Pages294
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14902427M
ISBN 100091528003
OCLC/WorldCa16611253

The classic novel of fly fishing and spirituality republished with a new Afterword by the author. Since its publication in , The River Why has become a classic. David James Duncan's sweeping novel is a coming-of-age comedy about love, nature, and the quest for self-discovery, written in a voice as distinct and powerful as any in American letters. Matt Leutwyler directs this adaptation of David James Duncan's novel surrounding a young man's (Zach Gilford) search for a rainbow trout. William Hurt co-stars as the man's father, while Amber Reviews: 1.

  The river why by David James Duncan, , Bantam Books edition, - Bantam Windstone by: 8. The River sets college students Jack and Wynn in a race against a forest fire as they canoe down the Maskwa River to the Hudson Bay with little chance of rescue. In recent years there has been an uptick in the number, severity and duration of forest fires, likely due to climate change (See Escalating Wildfires in the Western U.S.), so it is more important than ever to be aware of safety protocols.

The River Why Themes David James Duncan This Study Guide consists of approximately 37 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The River Why. Originally published in , this book was a fly-fishing phenomenon in the way Howell Raines' Fly Fishing Through the Mid-Life Crisis was. Taking his fishing hobby to near metaphysical levels, Ted Leeson tells about his passions: rivers, trout, and fly fishing.


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David James Duncan is the author of the novels The River Why and The Brothers K, the story collection River Teeth, and two nonfiction collections. His work has appeared in numerous national anthologies, including Best American Essays (twice), Best American Sportswriting, and Best American Spiritual Writing (five times).

The River Why book is widely renowned as an activist and expert fly by: 8. There is a good book hidden inside The River Why, though I couldn't call it a good book. It's a bit of a mess, all over the map. It's a bit of a mess, all over the map. In the afterword the author says some publishers wanted to whittle it down/5.

Stylistically adept and ambitious in scope, The River Why is a touching and powerful novel by an important voice in American fiction. In a new Afterword written for this twentieth-anniversary edition, David James Duncan reflects on the genesis of his book /5(). In reviews and searches, The River Why often shows up as a story about fly fishing.

It's a story about fly fishing about as much as Walden is a story about building a cabin. Instead, it's a coming of age story set in the 's, a love story, a tale full of exuberant, madcap characters and, finally, a tale of nature imbibed epiphany/5(). At the end of The River Why, Gus, David James Duncan's narrator explains that he wrote the book just so we could fully appreciate the last scene.

Creating that appreciation is the same reason we launched Torrey House Press: to allow readers to enjoy the inexplicable spiritual experience made possible through connection with a natural landscape/5().

Since its publication inThe River Why has become a classic. David James Duncan's sweeping novel is a coming-of-age comedy about love, nature, and the quest for self-discovery, written in a voice as distinct and powerful as any in American letters/5().

The novel The River Why melds the genres of bildungsroman and philosophical treatise to create a spiritually rich and emotionally complex story about finding meaning in life.

Written by American novelist and essayist David James Duncan, the book borrows from the tradition of first-person explorations of values and ideals like Thoreau’s.

The classic novel of fly fishing and spirituality, originally published in Since its publication inTHE RIVER WHY has become a classic. David James Duncan's sweeping novel is a coming-of-age comedy about love, nature, and the quest for self-discovery, written in a voice as distinct and powerful as any in American letters.

The River by Peter Heller is a Knopf Publishing Group publication. An intense adventure between man and nature amidst a battle between good and evil Two close friends, Wynn and Jack, one from Vermont and the other from Colorado, each with different temperaments, decide to canoe the Maskwa River in northern Canada/5.

The River Why by David James Duncan is ultimately a coming-to-life story about a child fishing prodigy and his search for happiness and fulfillment.

A child of two proficient fishing parents, Augustine "Gus" Orviston is a fishing prodigy, catching his first large fish at the age of four and his first steelhead on a fly at the age of six.

The River Why isn't a perfect book. Duncan's politics seeped in a little too much in a few instances, which would have been fine except Gus lives in an isolated world with problems to worry about other than the government and it just seems out of place when the Vietnam draft and war come up.

The conclusion of the book is also disappointing Cited by: 8. The River Why - Book Three, Characters in Nature: The River Writes, Neighbors and The Warble of the Water Owl Summary & Analysis David James Duncan This Study Guide consists of approximately 37 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The River Why.

The River Why Quotes Showing of 13 “At last the cold crept up my spine; at last it filled me from foot to head; at last I grew so chill and desolate that all thought and Cited by: 8. The River Why is a tale that gives a contemporary voice to the concerns and hopes of all living things on this beautiful, watery planet.

It is the story of one man's search for meaning, for love, and for a. The River Why - Book One, The Compleat Angler: Gus the Fish and The Rogue River Fishing War Summary & Analysis David James Duncan This Study Guide consists of approximately 37 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The River Why.

The River Why ranks thirty-fifth on the San Francisco Chronicle list of The 20th Century's Best Books of the American West. The Brothers K is an American Library Association Best Books Award-winner and a New York Times Notable Book. Both novels won the 5/5(7).

The River Why Five Star Reviews The River Why was released by Image on DVD on November 8,and later distributed on Netflix, Netflix streaming (May ), Hulu Plus and most other outlets. The viewer ratings have been terrific.

The Netflix viewer rating system is instructive. The River Why Book Summary and Study Guide. David James Duncan Booklist David James Duncan Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The River Why; Gus Orviston, a young flyfisherman whose parents are manic fishers (father Henning with flies, mother Carolina with worms), runs away from the city and family to immerse himself in catching.

The book The River is about the boy nmaed Brian and he is also the main character from Hatchet. In this book three guys come to Brian's house to see if he would like to go back to the same forest that he was stranded in and spend some time camping there.

The reason is the men wanted to know how to survive in the woods/5. Originally published inthis book was a fly-fishing phenomenon in the way Howell Raines's Fly Fishing Through the Mid-Life Crisis was. Taking his fishing hobby to near metaphysical levels, Ted. Gus discourses on the irritating passages in the Good Book (i.e., Walton's Compleat Angler), on the fascinating fish counts in the Bible.

And, taking off to the wilds, to his hermitage on the coast by the Tamanawis River, Gus aims for 4, fishing hours per year!Adapted by Myra Platt, from the novel of the same title by the well-regarded Oregon writer and conservationist David James Duncan, “The River Why” is an entertaining if small-scoped growing-up.

The River Why Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of The River Why by David James Duncan. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion.4/5.