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A river runs through it and USFS 1919

Comapare and contrast the 17 year old Norm Maclean of USFS 1919 with the 35 year old Norman Mclean of A river runs through it.What are the similarities and what are the differences in the two versions of Norm.Use quotations from the novellas to support your observation.

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Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories (1976)


Norman Maclean's novella "A River Runs Through It," published in 1976 in A River Runs Through It and Other Stories, marks a tradition referred to as "New Western Literature." New Western Literature is a regional literature which escapes from the thematic and genre confines of "The Western" to put the West as a place with a continuous history at the center of Western stories.

Questions to Think About:

1) "A River Runs Through It" is only on its surface about fishing. What is it really about? Why does Maclean write about fishing when he is really writing about something else?

2) How does gender shape the lives of the men in this novella?

3) What does Maclean mean about humanity, about the meaning of fishing, about belonging to some place, and about the West, when he writes:

"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a ...

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Literary comparison help is achieved.