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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. 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 life of a sort of savant yokel priestess that eats roadkill for sustenance in the name of conservation and ecological praxis Travels In GeorgiaDidn t really care for the sections borne out of his northeastern ivy league boarding school lens so I skimmed the sections of his biographical writing and was far interested in his way of seeing issues and topics far out of his element in terms of class and scholastic background especially

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The John McPhee Reader first published in 1976 is comprised of selections from the author's first twelve books In 1965 John McPhee published his first book A Sense of Where You Are; a decade later he had published e. 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 the genre than anyone else It s unreal These were just excerpts and I now want to read half the books they re from He has a perfect eye for scenery and ear for dialogue so each vignette captures exactly what he wants it to in a couple of paragraphs Wow

John McPhee ☆ 4 review

Leven 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 LE. 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 sports nuclear physics oranges with interest and he writes with an unflashy uietly stylish grace This is a collection of excerpts from McPhee s first twelve books and is perhaps the best introduction to his oeuvre I rather envy anyone coming to it for the first time

  • Paperback
  • 416
  • The John McPhee Reader
  • John McPhee
  • English
  • 04 January 2018
  • 9780374517199

About the Author: John McPhee

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 P



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 inte

  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

  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 said I think that John McPhee is one of the two best American reporters along with Studs Terkel and that this collection does a great job of providing an introduction to his work

  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 sp

  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 well edited sampler of his greatest hits I was familiar with a good number of these selections but the b

  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 casual readers And as this collection shows that's a damn shameThe first John McPhee

  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 w

  8. says:

    Loved the creative non fiction masterclass in McPhee’s “Searching for Marvin Gardens” essay and some of the sobering profiles

  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 reall

  10. says:

    Interesting and well written set of articles Some feel relevant still

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