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    PDF NEW Silk Parachute ¶ John McPhee John McPhee Î 6 review Read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Î 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 sure who exactly is being uoted it might be a slight narrative allusion to the title and subject of this essay and McPhee is playing with the reader a bit in Under the Cloth by John McPheeI bought this book almost 8 years ago I'm not sure why I didn't read it in 2010 It was shelved next to the

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    Summary Silk Parachute PDF NEW Silk Parachute ¶ John McPhee Read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Î 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 home address The performance

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    PDF NEW Silk Parachute ¶ John McPhee The amazing thing about John McPhee is that he can hold one's attention even when the subject matter is not otherwise intere

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    Read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Î John McPhee John McPhee Î 6 review Summary Silk Parachute 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

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    Read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Î John McPhee PDF NEW Silk Parachute ¶ 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 f

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    PDF NEW Silk Parachute ¶ John McPhee Read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Î John McPhee Summary Silk Parachute 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

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    PDF NEW Silk Parachute ¶ John McPhee John McPhee Î 6 review Summary Silk Parachute 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 s

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    John McPhee Î 6 review Read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Î John McPhee PDF NEW Silk Parachute ¶ John McPhee I just love McPhee I found myself reading a long essay on lacrosse with deep almost emotional interest And lacro

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    Read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Î John McPhee PDF NEW Silk Parachute ¶ John McPhee John McPhee Î 6 review 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 the

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    John McPhee Î 6 review Read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Î John McPhee Summary Silk Parachute 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 the two long pieces on Lacrosse and Golf than make up for them Anyway there's a lot of him to read and this one may be

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  • Hardcover
  • 227
  • Silk Parachute
  • John McPhee
  • English
  • 06 August 2020
  • 9780374263737

Summary Silk Parachute

review Silk Parachute ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB John McPhee Î 6 review Summary Silk Parachute 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. 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 is McPhee s plain and elegant prose He has a marvelous way of leading the reader patiently down into the weeds of whatever topic he has chosen and once he is down there teaching you something I didn t give this collection a high rating because unlike Coming Into the Country it had no thematic through line Silk Parachute is a collection of random essays from the New Yorker and they are each insularly delightful but do not really make an impression as a whole unless you are student of McPhee s style But for this alone I would recommend the book McPhee is a good reminder that you don t have to do anything fancy to write with poise and beauty

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review Silk Parachute ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB John McPhee Î 6 review Summary Silk Parachute 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. It s a landscape with the aspect of memoryLaura McPhee or Virginia Beahan talking about the landscape around Trenton NJ I m not sure who exactly is being uoted it might be a slight narrative allusion to the title and subject of this essay and McPhee is playing with the reader a bit in Under the Cloth by John McPheeI bought this book almost 8 years ago I m not sure why I didn t read it in 2010 It was shelved next to the remaining 8 9 McPhee books I haven t read and not forgotten just posponed Well I jumped back into reading McPhee again I can t sip McPhee he is best consumed in large uantities until exhausted I was sent a copy of his most recent book of essays The Patch And it got me rolling again I want to finish catch up complete McPhee before he is 90 March 8 2021 So I need to get to work again The book consists of several six essays that appeared in the New Yorker no surprise to ANYONE the least bit familiar with either the New Yorker or McPhee It also begins and ends with short essays and also includes a couple essays not found outside this book that I can find1 Silk Parachute A short beautiful introductory essay about his mother and childhood2 Season on the Chalk 31220073 Swimming with Canoes 81019984 Warming the Jump Seat A short essay about writing about Mr Boyden headmaster of Deerfield Academy profiled in two articles in the New Yorker in 1966 and eventually put into a book published by FSG titled The Headmaster Frank L Boyden of Deerfield 5 Spin Right and Shoot Left 32320096 Under the Cloth An essay about the dual photography of McPhee s daughter Laura I just ordered a couple of her books on and Virginia Beahan a formversion of this essay originally appeared as an afterword in their book of photographs titled No Ordinary Land Encounters in a Changing Environment I was happy to see that Ariel Katz in her wonderful essay Photography and Language in John McPhee s Under the Cloth came away with the same impression I did earlier and above in my lead uote by Laura or Virginia The way McPhee structures his essay mirrors his subject matter much of the dialogue in the essay isn t attributed to either photographer giving their words the effect of having emerged at times as a chorus from inside the camera with which they work Although they re making visual art language as McPhee observes is key to their collaboration He writes Neither one is hesitant with words In the span of their work together words by the tens of thousands in every conceivable category have been muffled by the dark cloth 7 My Life List 9320078 Checkpoints 2920099 Rip Van Golfer 86200710 Nowheres A touching and brief concluding essay on the beauty of New Jersy McPhee s homeAnyway you can read 610 of essays and probably 810 of the text directly from the New Yorker if you don t run out of free views I did just checking for this essay or you can subscribe I will next year or you can just buy the damn book from FSG It really was a delight on a day of delights Thanksgiving I am grateful every year for John McPhee

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review Silk Parachute ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB John McPhee Î 6 review Summary Silk Parachute 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. 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 single article even if it doesn t immediately seem to be about something I m interested in I figured I must have read his work but still couldn t place his name Then I looked in the New Yorker s digital archive and realized he d written a 2007 piece called Season on the Chalk about the chalk landscapes of Europe including bits about geology and wine making and WWII history which I d entirely forgotten about until I saw it there But once I heard the title I remembered liking it so much I tore the whole thing out of the magazine and kept it for a while because it was just so good Here s the start of that essay which is included in this bookThe massive chalk of Europe lies below the English Channel under much of northern France under bits of Germany and Scandinavia under the Limburg Province of the Netherlands and from Erith Reach to Gravesend under fifteen miles of the lower Thames My grandson Tommaso appears out of somewhere and picks up a cobble from the bottom of the Thames The tide is out The flats are broad between the bank and the water Small boats canted are at rest on the riverbed Others farther out on the wide river are moored afloat skiffs sloops a yawl or two Tommaso is ten The rock in his hand is large but light He breaks it against the revetment bordering the Gordon Promenade in the Riverside Leisure Area with benches and lawns under oaks and chestnuts prams and children picnics under way newspapers spread like sails and far up the bank a stall selling ice cream He cracks the cobble into jagged pieces which are whiter than snow Chalked graffiti line the revetment and have attracted the attention of Tommaso who now starts his own with the letter R p 9I love that so much the pace of it the way it sets the scene I love this whole essay for the way it s about landscapeplace the way it mingles broad historical fact with personal experience I love how wonderfully precise McPhee can be with sentences like this An armada of swans in single file swims out from near the shore and toward the center of the river thirty eight swans p 10 And while others of McPhee s essays don t excite me uite as much I still admire the way he writes the care and pleasure it seems he takes in it whether he s writing about his mother or canoeing or eating unusual meats puffin weasel bear or lacrosseYes I sometimes wished that particular essay which is 58 pages would hurry up and be done already but that s a comment on my tastes than on McPhee s writing And when I did finish the essay on lacrosse moving on to an essay about antiue view camerashis daughter s photographic collaborations with Virginia Beahan really pleasing landscapes like this and this I forgot my boredom and was delighted all over again by the McPhee s particular mix of description and detail and humor Also really pleasing an essay about unusual foods an essay about fact checking that s in large part a paean to fact checkers