Jim Harrison | Critical Essay by Jonis Agee

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of Jim Harrison.
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Critical Essay by Jonis Agee

SOURCE: "The Macho Chronicles," in The New York Times Book Review, May 22, 1994, p. 41.

Agee is an American novelist and critic. In the following essay, he offers a laudatory review of Julip, in particular commending the characterization and narrative voice in the three novellas.

More than any other writer today, Jim Harrison has been saddled by the critics with Hemingway's ghost. While it is true that Mr. Harrison's best work depicts, as did Hemingway's, individuals facing the uncertainty of the future with sheer will in a natural setting, his new collection of novellas, Julip, recasts such myths of male initiation and redemption. Finally, Mr. Harrison has exorcised the ghost and, in the process, established himself as a genuinely comic writer.

All three novellas are set in American landscapes traditionally used as testing grounds for men: the fishing waters of the South...

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