Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Eventually all things merge into one...

Norman MacLean published A River Runs Through It And Other Stories in 1976, at the age of 74. The series of semi-autobiographical stories was his first publication, and the first book of fiction ever to be published by the University of Chicago Press.

MacLean is comparable to Hemingway in the simplicity of his prose, and is perhaps a touch more evocative. After his death, Robert Redford produced 'A River Runs Through It' as a major multi-starrer motion picture. Here is a video that captures the end of the novella (and indeed the movie), where the line between prose and poetry is blurry.

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