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The John McPhee Reader by John McPhee

The John McPhee Reader (original 1976; edition 1999)

by John McPhee, William L. Howarth (Editor)

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Title:The John McPhee Reader
Authors:John McPhee
Other authors:William L. Howarth (Editor)
Info:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1999), Paperback, 385 pages
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The John McPhee Reader by John McPhee (1976)



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The master of nonfiction. I highly recommend any of his work to any serious reader who would like a sense of the world that is as practical as it is potent and magical. A rare combination, and McPhee finds the balance more consistently than any other writer I've read. ( )
  SouthernLibrary | Dec 28, 2011 |
This is a selection of McPhee's writing before his Otto article in the New Yorker. ( )
  RoyHartCentre | May 10, 2010 |
Laudable attention to detail! Writes about the orange industry with particular zest. ( )
  sherryjones | Apr 13, 2007 |
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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 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.

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In 1965, John McPhee published his first book, "A Sense of Where You Are"; a decade later, he had published eleven others. This reader is comprised of selections from those first twelve books.

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