[UCP Books]: A River Runs through It and Other Stories, and Young Men and Fire, by Norman Maclean

Publishing June 21,
these new editions of the masterworks of

Norman Maclean
honor the literary legacy of a man who improbably gave voice to an essential corner of the American soul.

 


 

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
AND OTHER STORIES
With a New Foreword
by Robert Redford

240 pages | 5 ½ x 8 ½
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-47206-5 | Paper $15.00/₤11.50

 


 

YOUNG MEN AND FIRE
25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

With a New Foreword
by Timothy Egan

352 pages | 12 halftones, 6 line drawings | 5 ½ x 8 ½
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-45035-3 | Paper $18.00/₤13.50

 


 


When Norman Maclean sent the manuscript of A River Runs through It to New York publishers, he received a slew of rejections. One editor, so the story goes, replied, “It has trees in it.” Forty years later, the title novella is widely recognized as one of the great American tales of the twentieth century. Like Maclean’s later triumph, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Young Men and Fire, it is the finely distilled product of a life of often surprising rapture—for fly fishing, for the woods and their people, and for the interlocked beauty of life and art.
Featuring new forewords by Robert Redford, whose film adaptation of River this year turns twenty-five, and Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn and The Worst Hard Time, these elegant new editions will introduce a new audience to Maclean’s still moving and profound masterpieces.

 


 


Norman Maclean (1902–90), woodsman, scholar, teacher, and storyteller, grew up in and around Missoula, Montana, and worked for many years in logging camps and for the United States Forest Service before beginning his academic career. He was the William Rainey Harper Professor of English at the University of Chicago until 1973.


Please contact Nicholas Lilly at 773.702.7490 or nlilly@uchicago.edu for more information.

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