- Author:Norman Maclean
- Publisher:University of Chicago Press; 1st edition (September 1, 1992)
- Pages:316 pages
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But MacLean warps the form-fearlessly.
But MacLean warps the form-fearlessly. He practically instructs us how to react and think about the tragedy, yanking us up steep canyon walls to ponder the series of easily-made mistakes in the tragedy, where "young men died like squirrels. The lightning-sparked fire was a "catastrophic collision of fire, clouds and winds" in Mann Gulch, located between Butte and Great Falls along the upper Missouri River.
Young Men and Fire is a non-fiction book written by Norman Maclean. The fire occurred in Mann Gulch in the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness on August 5. The book won the National Book Critics Circle Award (1992).
Young Men and Fire, December 4, 1985. THOUGH HE HAD HOPED for many years to write about the Mann Gulch fire, Norman Maclean did not start work on this book until his seventy-fourth year, after publication of A River Runs Through It and Other Stories. He began Young Men and Fire partly in the spirit of what he liked to call his anti-shuffleboard philosophy of old age, but partly, too, out of a deeper compulsion. In Maclean’s files after his death were found some notes toward a Preface, written in 1984
Superficially, Young Men and Fire is the story of fifteen elite Smokejumpers who died in Mann Gulch, Montana, in 1949. This is a book of non-fiction. Many details about the Mann Gulch Fire of August 5, 1949 are documented
Superficially, Young Men and Fire is the story of fifteen elite Smokejumpers who died in Mann Gulch, Montana, in 1949. The Smokejumpers were all young men, the best of the best in their chosen profession: fighting forest fires. Many details about the Mann Gulch Fire of August 5, 1949 are documented. At the same time, the author states that he seeks to tell of the event as a story because a story should capture the souls of the men fighting and portray the events with compassion, compassion for This book was not published until after the author’s death. What is provided here is a manuscript not properly finished.
Young Men and Fire is divided into three parts
Young Men and Fire is divided into three parts. This division of the story is somewhat influenced by my teaching Plato when I was fairly young. He thought the lowest form of knowledge was common opinion (Section 1) but still it was a kind of knowledge; above common opinion is science and to him the highest and most abstract form of scientific knowledge is mathematics. Maclean wrote Young Men and Fire in part to learn about himself - he is explicit about this in the book and in his letters - and at some level he did not want to let the book go because it sustained him.
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Young Men and Fire won the National Book Critics. Books based on true stories can be dry and uninteresting; however, MacLean combines fact, speculation, and emotion in a way that keeps the reader clamoring for more. A unique and haunting story of a tragedy and a quest. com User, March 26, 1999.
Young Men and Fire won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992.
An excerpt from Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean. His description of the conflagration terrifies, but it is his battle with words, his effort to turn the story of the 13 men into tragedy that makes this book a classic.