''A triumph.'' --New Yorker
''In place of a single point of view and a restriction of time, place, number of scenes and characters, Mr. Harrison delivers, in eighty-seven pages, a complete two-generation family saga . . . The steady, singing, epic voice assures and reassures us that we are hearing -- as the title claims -- legend, not reality. In compression, unexpectedly, lies credibility.'' --New York Times
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From the Publisher
The publication of this magnificent trilogy of short novels -- Legends Of The Fall
, and The Man Who Gave Up His Name
-- confirmed Jim Harrison's reputation as one of the finest American writers of his generation. These absorbing novellas explore the theme of revenge and the actions to which people resort when their lives or goals are threatened, adding up to an extraordinary vision of the twentieth-century man.