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The John McPhee Reader

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The John McPhee Reader, first published in 1976, is comprised of selections from the authors first twelve books. In 1965, John McPhee published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are; a decade later, he had published eleven others. 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 L.E. Sissman ranked with Liebling and Mencken, who 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 them.

About the Author

John McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and was educated at Princeton University and Cambridge University. His writing career began at Time magazine and led to his long association with The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1965. The same year he published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are, with FSG, and soon followed with The Headmaster (1966), Oranges (1967), The Pine Barrens (1968), A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles (collection, 1969), The Crofter and the Laird (1969), Levels of the Game (1970), Encounters with the Archdruid (1972), The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed (1973), The Curve of Binding Energy (1974), Pieces of the Frame (collection, 1975), and The Survival of the Bark Canoe (1975). Both Encounters with the Archdruid and The Curve of Binding Energy were nominated for National Book Awards in the category of science.

Table of Contents

Introduction

from A Sense of Where You Are

from The Headmaster

from Oranges

from The Pine Barrens

from A Room Full of Hovings

from Levels of the Game

from The Crofter and the Laird

from Encounters With the Archdruid

from The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed

from Pieces of the Frame

"Travels in Georgia"

"The Search for Marvin Gardens"

from The Curve of Binding Energy

from The Survival of the Bark Canoe

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374517199
Editor:
Howarth, William L.
Author:
Howarth, William L.
Author:
McPhee, John
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American essays
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19820631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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