Jim Harrison's Legends of Lyrical Fiction An almost mythic American author from the upper Midwest, Jim Harrison writes about big themes that could be called Hemingwayesque: land, death and life. Harrison has won a cult following for his lyrical fiction, in addition to writing poetry, essays and a memoir. His new novel is Returning to Earth.
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Jim Harrison's Legends of Lyrical Fiction

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Jim Harrison's Legends of Lyrical Fiction

Jim Harrison's Legends of Lyrical Fiction

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An almost mythic American author from the upper Midwest, Jim Harrison writes about big themes that could be called Hemingwayesque: land, death, and life.

Harrison has won a cult following for his lyrical fiction, which includes Dalva; Legends of the Fall; for which he wrote the film adaptation; and Wolf, which was also adapted for Hollywood. Harrison, 69, has also written books of poetry, essays and a memoir.

His new novel is a redemption story about a Chippewa-Finnish man dying of Lou Gherig's disease: Returning to Earth.

Correction Feb. 9, 2007

The audio for this story incorrectly locates Jim Harrison's place of birth. He was born in Grayling, Mich., which is in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula.

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