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"Quail Hunting at Little Hobcaw as Inspiration for Robert Ruark’s 'The Old Man and the Boy,'" by Richard Rankin - Southern Literary Review
Essay by Richard Rankin Among Robert Ruark’s (1915-1965) complete body of work as a prolific, high-profile newspaper and magazine journalist and bestselling novelist, perhaps his most enduring literary accomplishments are his two sporting classics, The Old Man and the Boy (1957) and The Old Man’s Boy Grows Older (1961). Created from a series of highly …