Esquire Classic Podcast
Esquire Classic Podcast
PRX and Esquire Magazine
The Old Man and the River, by Pete Dexter
22 minutes Posted Nov 28, 2016 at 5:03 am.
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Norman Maclean published A River Runs Through It when he was seventy-three, and only after his children implored him to write down the stories about fly-fishing, brotherhood, and the wilds of Montana that he’d told them for years. The resulting novella is a classic of economy and clarity. A few years later, Pete Dexter visited Maclean in Montana and profiled him for Esquire in “The Old Man and the River.” Dexter, a National Book Award winner, joins host David Brancaccio to discuss the master class he got from Maclean in what truly matters most—in writing, nature, and life.