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Notes on Fishing
by Sergei Aksakov
translated by Thomas P. Hodge
Northwestern University Press, 1997
Paper: 978-0-8101-2924-5 | Cloth: 978-0-8101-1366-4
Library of Congress Classification SH633.A5713 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 799.1

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Notes on Fishing was Sergei Aksakov's first book and Russia's first angling treatise. It presents a Russian gentleman's observations on the fishing tackle, angling techniques, and fish species he came to know during five decades of adventure-filled fishing in the vast Russian steppe and the environs of Moscow. But it is goes beyond a mere discourse on angling, offering philosophical, literary, linguistic, ethnographic, biological, and conservationist observations. Aksakov has imbued his notes with a deep fondness for the land and an expertly conveyed atmosphere of personal and national nostalgia.

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