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The John McPhee Reader

His fertility his precision and grace as a stylist his wit and uncanny brilliance in choosing subject matter his crack storytelling skills have made him into one of our best writers a journalist whom LE Sissman ran. It s probably a cliche to say that John McPhee is a writer s writer but that s only because he never seems to have the same Edouard Manet uncanny brilliance in choosing subject matter his crack storytelling skills have made him into one of our best writers a journalist whom LE Sissman ran. It s probably a cliche to say that John McPhee is a writer s writer but that s only because he never seems to have the same

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The John McPhee Reader first published inis comprised of selections from the author's first twelve books In John McPhee published his first book A Sense of Where You Are a decade later he had published eleven others. I realize that giving five stars to a reader is sort of like saying that some band s greatest hits album is your favorite C

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Ked with Liebling and Mencken who The John PDF Geoffrey Wolff said is bringing his work to levels that have no measurable limit who has been called a master craftsman so many times that it is pointless to number the. Loved the creative non fiction masterclass in McPhee s Searching for Marvin Gardens essay and some of the sobering


10 thoughts on “The John McPhee Reader

  1. says:

    You know how every New Yorker article you've ever read takes some seemingly mundane item or place and then writes the hell out of it? It starts out interesting but by page 12 you remember you're not actually interested in whatever the topic isWell it turns out that every single one of them is just copying John McPhee who is so much better at

  2. says:

    Most readers have a favorite author and mine is probably John McPhee A writer of non fiction he takes delight in exploring unconventional aspects of our society presented through colorful individuals and described in crisp and scintil

  3. says:

    I realize that giving five stars to a reader is sort of like saying that some band's greatest hits album is your favorite CD That sai

  4. says:

    McPhee is ideal for readers who have outgrown Hunter S Thompson and seen through Tom Wolfe He is sometimes dragooned into the ranks of the ‘New Journalists’ wrongly Unusual for an American writer McPhee is so self effacing you wonder whether his shoes even leave footprints He seems capable of injecting almost subject canoes spor

  5. says:

    A marvelous introduction to the depth and breadth of John McPhee a journalist’s journalist one of the finest living nonfiction writers It is perhaps preferable to read these books in full rather than the snippets that are presented here but this is a great way to encounter McPhee for the first time in this w

  6. says:

    It's probably a cliche to say that John McPhee is a writer's writer but that's only because he never seems to have the same acclaim among casua

  7. says:

    John McPhee is a renaissance man Basketball tennis oranges hydrogen bombs bark canoes dams wingless flying vehicle medieval relics and the people playing growing inventing flying building studying and opposing them are his subject matter He writes with depth flair and humor And the reader comes away with amazing understanding of his subjects

  8. says:

    Loved the creative non fiction masterclass in McPhee’s “Searching for Marvin Gardens” essay and some of the sobering profiles like the implications of nuclear technology in the future The Curve of Binding Energy down to the day to day l

  9. says:

    I read what I wanted to out of this it's nice that the book covers a wide range of topics I like his sportswriting the most it really digs into the thought processes behind the most minute decisions of a game

  10. says:

    Interesting and well written set of articles Some feel relevant still

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