Jim Harrison | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Jim Harrison.
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SOURCE: A review of The Woman Lit by Fireflies, in People Weekly, Vol. 34, No. 17, October 29, 1990, p. 36-7.

Below, Rozen offers a mixed review of The Woman Lit by Fireflies.

Jim Harrison writes like a tough guy with a soft heart. His novels and short stories are about men and women living, as best they can, by antiquated codes of honor they often must adapt to modern life. In Harrison's better works, including A Good Day to Die, Legends of the Fall and Dalva, he combines rigorous prose and a romantic streak. When he misses, he can come across like a winner in a bad-Hemingway contest.

Both Harrisons are on display in this book, which contains three extended short stories. Each depicts people hoping to come to terms with, and then move beyond, the past. "Brown Dog" is a raucous, funny and, in the end, moving tale of a...

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