Remembering Jim Harrison 1937—2016

Jim Harrison at the oars, with Dan Lahren and his French Brittany, Jacques. Big Hole River, Montana.
Photo via Midcurrent

The passing of literary giant Jim Harrison at his home in Arizona on Saturday has led to a slew of tributes, from those who knew him, as well as from those who admired his work. There’s so much good stuff in these remembrances that I thought it was worth posting a bunch of links and letting you work your way through them at your leisure. Hopefully, learning more about the man, his life, and his philosophy will lead you back to his work: the poems and novels spanning five decades. Feel free to add more links in the comments below.

Reflections on his passing:
Jim Harrison obituary in the New York Times
Postscript: Jim Harrison, 1937—2016” by Thomas McGuane in the New Yorker
Considering Jim Harrison” by Marshall Cutchin on Midcurrent
Remembering Jim Harrison: His life and art in his own words” by Steve Byrne in the Detroit Free Press

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The Last Lion” by Tom Bissel in Outside
The Gospel According to Jim” by Chris Dombrowski in Anglers Journal
Jim Harrison, The Art of Fiction No. 104” by Jim Fergus in The Paris Review

By Jim Harrison:
Older Fishing” on Midcurrent
The Life of a Sportsman and the Lives of His Dogs” from Field & Stream

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