Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison has long held the title of Best American Writer You've Probably Never Heard Of. A poet first (and, by Harrison's own admission, foremost), he turned to fiction almost 40 years ago with the publication of his novel, Wolf. Harrison is at his best when he focuses on his characters’ essential humanity and the tragicomic events that shape their lives. His raw humor and sharp (and for the most part, good-natured) satire occasionally met with ambivalence from critics, but The English Major is the work of a seasoned, sure-footed storyteller. This novel is vintage Harrison, and for most readers, that's a very good thing indeed.

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“Harrison’s poetry transcends pedestrian landscapes to inspire sentimental memories, as if epiphanies.”

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“a depth of feeling. A quiet passion. Many believe that Jim Harrison is one of our greatest living writers. No argument here.”

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“If Jim Harrison or Brown Dog are new to you, Brown Dog: Novellas is a marvelous way to meet them both.”

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“Jim Harrison has created a real treat . . .”

Few well-known literary figures call themselves Jim—in print at least.

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“Mr. Harrison writes of the higher truths that he not only sees, but also lives. He might be a called the Philosopher King of earth—and so might his protagonist, Sunderson. . . .

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Cliff, a former Michigan English teacher turned farmer finds himself in a midlife crisis when his wife suddenly leaves home for another man.