Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Philip Connors on Norman Maclean

From this essay by Connors:

As he says in the opening pages of “A River Runs Through It,” “all good things–trout as well as eternal salvation–come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy.” 

Many of you have likely read A River Runs Through It. But it wasn't until just the other day that --  spending time with The Good Luck Duck -- I learned of Philip Connors.

Connors wrote Fire Season (in which he eloquently details the depredations of western livestock grazing) and a couple of other books. He's also an essayist and choosing from this list, I learned more about Maclean.

You might also enjoy The Good Luck Duck.


  1. And so many bad things come from people artlessly stomping or stumbling through life.

    1. The factionating has me worried; we seem to be pitted against each other more and more.