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A Hunter's Confession

English · Paperback / Softback

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Informationen zum Autor David Carpenter is the author of several books of fiction and two non-fiction books, Fishing in the West and Writing Home. He has won two Canadian Magazine Awards and two Western Magazine Awards for his essays. He lives and writes in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Klappentext "A Hunter's Confession" tells the story of hunting in David Carpenter's life, including the reasons he once loved it and the reasons he no longer pursues it. When he was a boy, Carpenter and his father and brother would head out along the side roads and into the prairie marshlands searching for duck, grouse, and partridge. As a young man, he began skulking around the bushes with his hunting buddies and trudging through groves of larch, alpine fir, and willow in search of elk. Later, hunting became a form of therapy, a way to ward off melancholy and depression. In the end, as a result of a dramatic experience after shooting a grouse, Carpenter gave up hunting for good. Winding through this personal narrative is Carpenter's exploration of the history of hunting, subsistence hunting versus hunting for sport, trophy hunting, and the meaning of the hunt for those who have written about it most eloquently. Are wild creatures somehow our property? How is the sport hunter different from the hunter who must kill game to survive? Is there some sort of bridge that might connect aboriginal hunters to non-aboriginal hunters? Why do many hunters feel most fully alive when they Inhaltsverzeichnis Preface 11 That Good Old Time 52 Skulking through the Bushes 343 The Forest Primeval 574 The Dawning of Ambivalence 745 Throwbacks 986 The Return of Artemis 1177 The Last Great Hunter 1368 Pleasure 1659 Blood 18410 The Wild 207Sources 233

Product details

Authors David Carpenter
Publisher Oneworld
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 23.08.2011
EAN 9781553658252
ISBN 978-1-55365-825-2
No. of pages 243
Dimensions 140 mm x 216 mm x 19 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature > Letters, diaries
Guides > Nature
Humanities, art, music > History > Contemporary history (1945 to 1989)
Non-fiction book > Politics, society, business > Biographies, autobiographies

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