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    [Silk Parachute] Kindle × John McPhee John McPhee Ñ 7 free download review ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ñ John McPhee It's a landscape with the aspect of memoryLaura McPhee or Virginia Beahan talking about the landscape around Trenton NJ I'm not sur

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    John McPhee Ñ 7 free download review ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ñ John McPhee [Silk Parachute] Kindle × John McPhee This is the cool stuff that they don't teach in school Rattlesnakes for all their evolutionary perfection are not the brightest creatures If a line of people walks past a rattlesnake it aims at the first person strikes at the second and hits the third In the way that a placer miner can look at a nugget and say what stream it came from a lacrosse coach can watch an unknown player for a while and write down his

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    free read Silk Parachute [Silk Parachute] Kindle × John McPhee John McPhee Ñ 7 free download The amazing thing about John McPhee is that he can hold one's attention even when the subject matter is not otherwise interesting The longest

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    [Silk Parachute] Kindle × John McPhee When I was a magazine editor I always held up McPhee as a model for my writers Find a subject that hasn't been overdone I would say then research the hell out of it and write about it beautifully Easier said than done of course McPhee is the master of the gee whiz article the one that tells you all sorts of stuff that y

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    John McPhee Ñ 7 free download [Silk Parachute] Kindle × John McPhee Two delightful long essays and 8 short ones that simply tantalize Season on the Chalk compresses history and geology of chalk in England and continental Europe in a fine thread with surprising people and events from the Romans who build much with chalk to modern champaign arbors which depend on chalk holding water Spin Right and S

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    [Silk Parachute] Kindle × John McPhee A friend mentioned this book back in March saying she'd read a review of it that made her think she'd like it and wondering if I'd heard of McPhee Since he writes for the New Yorker and I'm one of those New Yorker subscribers who reads every si

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    John McPhee Ñ 7 free download review ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ñ John McPhee [Silk Parachute] Kindle × John McPhee Not as good as the best McPhee but still better than most writing fiction or non fiction “Checkpoints” about New Yorker magazine fact checkers made me laugh out loud Read it Given the way things are these days even a single laugh should be pursued for all it's worth “My Life List” about unusual things he

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    [Silk Parachute] Kindle × John McPhee I just love McPhee I found myself reading a long essay on lacrosse with deep almost emotional interest And lacrosse has never appealed to me before That's what great writing can doBut my favorite pieces are two short memoir type essays one on canoeing and one the title essayI fervently hope Mr McPhee never dies

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    [Silk Parachute] Kindle × John McPhee John McPhee is a wonderful writer In this collection of essays he takes us on tours of the chalky Cretaceous deposits that underly the English Channel and spans Southern England and Northern France the history and emerging popularity of lacrosse the painstaking process of capturing images with a Deardorff camera and the thorough nature of the New Yorker fact checking team to name a few The uniting factor in these essays

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    [Silk Parachute] Kindle × John McPhee John McPhee Ñ 7 free download review ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ñ John McPhee My first complete McPhee and this was fun Narrative non fiction slowly meticulously almost wondrously crafted You can feel it in the rhythm of the words sometimes A couple of pieces in Silk Parachute are suibs but

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free read Silk Parachute

characters Silk Parachute ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ra photography the weird foods he has sometimes been served in the course of his reportorial travels a US Open golf championship and a season in Europe on the chalk from the downs and sea cliffs of England to the Maas valley in the Netherlands and the champagne country of northern France Some of the pieces are wholly personal In luminous recollections of his early years for example he goes on outings with h. When I was a magazine editor I always held up McPhee as a model for my writers Find a subject that hasn t been overdone I would say then research the hell out of it and write about it beautifully Easier said than done of course McPhee is the master of the gee whiz article the one that tells you all sorts of stuff that you didn t know you didn t know or that you are fascinated to find out about Granted even I didn t want to know as much about the Swiss army as McPhee decided to tell his New Yorker readers And maybe McPhee got too fascinated by geology leaving some of us wishing for stuff like Oranges or The Pine Barrens And maybe Tracy Kidder has lately been leaving McPhee in the dust But I don t know anyone who writes better prose fiction or non fiction The prose is still good in this volume but it s on the whole disappointing What strikes me most especially about the longer pieces in the book is the lack of structure in McPhee s essays In Season on the Chalk he hops about from place to place in England and France with only the loosest of transitions he lards Spin Right and Shoot Left with lists and catalogs such as the roster of fifty three colleges that sent coaches to an exhibition of potential varsity lacrosse players his piece on the US Open golf tournament Rip Van Golfer is distractingly scattered among observations of place observations of players and observations of himself as observer It doesn t help that I have little interest in either lacrosse or golf but McPhee used to be able to hold my interest in even things that I wouldn t be inclined to read about Still no magazine writer that I know of finds curious and illuminating things to say about whatever he writes about I just wish for an editor that would prune his excesses

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characters Silk Parachute ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Is mother deliberately overturns canoes in a learning process at a summer camp and germinates a future book while riding on a jump seat to away games as a basketball player But each piece on whatever theme contains somewhere a personal aspect in which McPhee suggests why he was attracted to write about the subject and each opens like a silk parachute lofted skyward and suddenly blossoming with color and for. Not as good as the best McPhee but still better than most writing fiction or non fiction Checkpoints about New Yorker magazine fact checkers made me laugh out loud Read it Given the way things are these days even a single laugh should be pursued for all it s worth My Life List about unusual things he has eaten while doing the journalism thing was also amusingMcPhee is a loving grandfather now I m the sort of big grump who d rather read about the Swiss Army oranges or nuclear physics than a description of someone s adorable moppet of a grandchild so these moments had limited interest to me But I thought the one about his daughter who for some reason lugs around a really old school camera the type you peer through under a black drape was pretty interesting Worth getting out of the library and picking up from time to time

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characters Silk Parachute ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB A WONDROUS NEW BOOK OF MCPHEE'S PROSE PIECES IN MANY ASPECTS HIS MOST PERSONAL IN FOUR DECADES The brief brilliant essay Silk Parachute which first appeared in The New Yorker a decade ago has become John McPhee's most anthologized piece of writing In the nine other pieces here highly varied in length and theme McPhee ranges with his characteristic humor and intensity through lacrosse long exposure view came. The amazing thing about John McPhee is that he can hold one s attention even when the subject matter is not otherwise interesting The longest essays in Silk Parachute are about lacrosse and golf neither of which sports is to my taste Yet the great mass of details he presents somehow make the reader wonder what s next That is no mean talentTo date I have read a dozen of McPhee s books and I m not finished yet

  • Hardcover
  • 227
  • Silk Parachute
  • John McPhee
  • English
  • 10 June 2020
  • 9780374263737