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The last word from Montana's Jim Harrison

June 22, 2016View for printing

Iconic Livingston author Jim Harrison sent one last book into the world before his death.

In "The Ancient Minstrel," published this spring, Harrison wrote that his family "insisted on being left out" of a memoir, which was part of the reason the memoir he'd planned became a novella.

"At this late date I couldn't bear to lapse into any delusions of reality in nonfiction," he wrote.

Kristen Inbody, kinbody@greatfallstribune.com

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Jim Harrison, a prolific and influential writer of fiction and poetry, was known for his preoccupation with rural American life and his eclectic professional pursuits: he'd been everything from a Hollywood screenwriter to a food writer for Esquire Magazine. Video: Remembering author Jim Harrison in his own words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxD8QEkvUVA

See Jim in Anthony Bourdain's wonderful show about Montana: Finding the beating heart of Big Sky Country By Anthony Bourdain - CNN Host of Parts Unknown http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/a ... des/montana It's currently being reshown on CNN fairly regularly. If anyone can send me a link to the full episode, I'll be happy to share. Thanks, Russ
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