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Inhaltsangabe: America's celebrated humorist takes a plunge into metaphysics, convinced he can hold his own with history's mythmakers! McManus provides a hilarious and unforgettable experience as he satirizes history, popular legends . . . and life itself!((Henry Holt--Humor)
Rezension: The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw is a delightful treasury of McManus's favorite (mostly outdoor) adventures with friends. His stories explore the human capacity to laugh in the face of misfortune, such as "The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw" (Goombaw is Eddie Muldoon's grandmother) and "The Fried Flies, Please, and Easy on the Garlic," a story of dinner-party adversity:
[CODE] "Martha starts. 'I do hope you won't take offense, Mr. McGinnis, but I view hunters as the lowest form of life, not excluding bacteria and algae.' 'No offense taken,' I reply, glad for an excuse to ignore my vichyssoise, which I view as the lowest form of food, not excluding lichens and boiled beets." [CODE] American humorist Patrick McManus could make being snagged by a fishhook funny, and in fact, he does. In his story "Getting It in the Ear," he writes, "One of the more interesting things that can happen to an angler is to get a barbed hook sunk into his hide. Such is the horror and fascination of the experience that many an angler has contemplated giving up his regular work and hitting the lecture circuit to entertain audiences around the nation with a dramatic rendering of his ordeal." After all, he argues, it's the misery endured that defines the sportsman, not the fish caught or the game shot. McManus's understated, matter-of-fact vignettes--infused with amusing glimpses of life's lesser-known eternal truths-- will make you laugh.
Titel: The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw (G K Hall ...
Verlag: G K Hall & Co
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung G K Hall & Co, 1990. Buchzustand: Good. Lrg. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP9814317
Buchbeschreibung G K Hall & Co. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0816148899I5N10
Buchbeschreibung G K Hall & Co. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0816148899I3N00
Buchbeschreibung G K Hall & Co. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2760180110
Buchbeschreibung G K Hall & Co, 1990. Buchzustand: Good. Lrg. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP85701666
Buchbeschreibung G K Hall & Co, 1990. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0816148899
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808161488994.0
Buchbeschreibung G K Hall & Co. Buchzustand: Good. Used - Good Item may show signs of wear. May contain some writing and highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1-M-4-4912
Buchbeschreibung G K Hall & Co, 1990. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-058-99-5005805