[EPUB] Silk Parachute ↠ John McPhee – doctorio.us

Grave Tattoo eU re not a marathoner such you can sit on the sofa drink the bee spit and are guaranteed you can sit on the sofa drink the bee spit and are guaranteed lose weight The worst checkingrror for a magazine fact checker is calling people dead who are not dead It really annoys them McPhee uotes one fact checker He tells the story of one reader in a nursing home who read in The New Yorker that he was the the late reader in a nursing home He called demanding a correction The magazine complied of course in its next issue inadvertently doubling the rror because the reader died over the weekend while the magazine was BEING PRINTED GLACIATION HAS REPLACED AN printed Glaciation has replaced an or volcano as the leading theory for the cause of the mass xtinction that wiped out the dinosaursYou would have thought that McPhee s Churchills Trial essay about the US Open played at Oakmont Country Club would be my favorite but I preferred reading aboutxotic foods lacrosse the tunnels in the Maastrichtian chalk where Rembrandt s The Night Watch sat out World War II I liked reading about the fact checkers the most This is something you A Conspiracy of Ravens (Lady Trent Mysteries either get or you don t Like if an author writes the phrase Penn s daughter Margaret the fact checker s challenge becomes whether to put commas around Margaret or not put commas around Margaret In other words did William Penn have one or daughters Margaret one of Penn s several daughters went into the book without commasWithvery Lakeside Redemption essay I thought He would like this or She has to read this Let me scroll down my list of GR friends and look and see if there s anyone who would be as delighted as I wasreading anssay about commas 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 In Pursuit of a Princess exactly is being uoted it might be a slight narrative allusion to the title and subject of thisssay 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 Second Time Loving exhausted I was sent a copy of his most recent book ofssays 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 ssays that appeared in the New Yorker no surprise to ANYONE the least bit familiar with ither the New Yorker or McPhee It also begins and Dark Awakening ends with shortssays and also includes a couple Hawks Way (Hawks Way essays not found outside this book that I can find1 Silk Parachute A short beautiful introductoryssay about his mother and childhood2 Season on the Chalk 31220073 Swimming with Canoes 81019984 Warming the Jump Seat A short Family Men essay about writing about Mr Boyden headmaster of Deerfield Academy profiled in two articles in the New Yorker in 1966 andventually 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 Creative Participation 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 thisssay 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 Sabina Spielrein essay Photography and Language in John McPhee s Under the Cloth came away with the same impression I didarlier and above in my lead uote by Laura or Virginia The way McPhee structures his Cognitive Radio Networks essay mirrors his subject matter much of the dialogue in thessay isn t attributed to Personnel Management in Government either photographer giving their words theffect of having merged 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 very 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 The Time It Never Rained essay on the beauty of New Jersy McPhee s homeAnyway you can read 610 ofssays 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 The Child of the Soul and Other Stories 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 gratefulvery year for John McPhe. 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 Childrens Phantasies each piece on whatever theme contains somewhere a personal aspect in which McPhee suggests why he was attracted to write about the subject andach opens like a silk parachute lofted skyward and suddenly blossoming with color and for. Silk ParachuteMy 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 fiction slowly meticulously almost wondrously crafted You can feel it in the rhythm of the words sometimes A 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 a good start John McPhee is a wonderful writer In this collection of ssays 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 merging popularity of lacrosse the painstaking process capturing images with a Deardorff camera and the thorough nature of New Yorker fact checking team to name a few The uniting factor in these The Soviet Union essays is McPhee s plain andlegant 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 Gods and Heroes essays from the New Yorker and they areach 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 I just love McPhee I found myself reading a long Science, Technology and Culture essay on lacrosse with deep almostmotional interest And lacrosse has never appealed to me before That s what great writing can doBut my favorite pieces are two short memoir type No Beast So Fierce essays one on canoeing and one the titlessayI fervently hope Mr McPhee never dies 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 ven a single laugh should be pursued for all it s worth My Life List about unusual things he has aten while doing the journalism thing was also amusingMcPhee is a loving grandfather now I m the 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 Last Chance Bride every single articleven 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 Whos Cheatin Who? (Thoroughbred Legacy 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 thatssay 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 Lawman Lover (Outlaws, essay for the way it s about landscapeplace the way it mingles broad historical fact with personalxperience 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 City Girl in Training eight swans p 10 And while others of McPhee sssays don t Mystery at Kittiwake Bay excite me uite as much I still admire the way he writes the care and pleasure it seems he takes in it whet. A WONDROUS NEW BOOK OF MCPHEE'S PROSE PIECES IN MANY ASPECTS HIS MOST PERSONAL IN FOUR DECADES The brief brilliantssay 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 xposure view came. Her he s writing about his mother or canoeing or ating unusual meats puffin weasel bear or lacrosseYes I sometimes wished that or canoeing or The Husband (Smytheshire, Massachusetts, eating unusual meats puffin weasel bear or lacrosseYes I sometimes wished thatssay 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 ssay on lacrosse moving on to an ssay 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 the McPhee s particular mix of and detail and humor Also really pleasing an An Italian Education essay about unusual foods anssay about fact checking that an Protecting the Colton Bride Coltons Cowboy Code essay about unusual foods anssay about fact checking that in large part a paean to fact checkers Two delightful long Look-Alike Lawman (Texas Twins, 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 andvents from the Romans who build much with chalk to modern champaign arbors which depend on chalk holding water Spin Right and Shoot Left is a fun ride on the history of lacrosse Like a good chef McPhee makes a reliably good dish out of available ingredients at hand making a lie out of any initial perspective that you know nothing about and care little about lacrosse Started by the Iriuois Nations in the 19th century how was it that it was adopted first by Ivy League and prep schools then moved to hotbeds Balti Long Island and Colorado then grew Daddy Wanted exponentially Between 2007 and 2009 600 new public high schools adopted the sport Read and learn about how it has affinity with basketball than any other sport When I was a magazineditor 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 Forbidden Stranger even I didn t want to know as much about the Swiss army as McPhee decided to tell his New Yorker readers And maybe McPhee got too fascinated by geology leaving some of us wishing for stuff like Oranges or The Pine Barrens And maybe Tracy Kidder has lately been leaving McPhee in the dust But I don t know anyone who writes better prose fiction or non fiction The prose is still good in this volume but it s on the whole disappointing What strikes me mostspecially about the longer pieces in the book is the lack of structure in McPhee s Snowy River Man essays In Season on the Chalk he hops about from place to place in England and France with only the loosest of transitions he lards Spin Right and Shoot Left with lists and catalogs such as the roster of fifty three colleges that sent coaches to anxhibition of potential varsity lacrosse players his piece on the US Open golf tournament Rip Van Golfer is distractingly scattered among observations of place observations of players and observations of himself as observer It doesn t help that I have little interest in Night Moves (Harlequin Blaze either lacrosse or golf but McPhee used to be able to hold my interest inven things that I wouldn t be inclined to read about Still no magazine writer that I know of finds curious and il The amazing thing about John McPhee is that he can hold one s attention Les brumes d'avalon : roman even when the subject matter is not otherwise interesting The longestssays in Silk Parachute are about lacrosse and golf neither of which sports is to my taste Yet the great mass of details he presents somehow make the reader wonder what s next That is no mean talentTo date I have read a dozen of McPhee s books and I m not finished yet This is the cool stuff that they don t teach in school Rattlesnakes for all their Malakai (Wicked Games, 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 performancenhancing food for Olympic marathoners and such is Vespa mandarinia japonica actually synthetic hornet juice but what our author calls bee spit The Japanese giant hornet flies about a hundred kilometers a day ingesting but not digesting small insects which it carries home in globular form to feed its larvae The juice that goes for the gold is in the larvae While the adult feeds the larvae the larvae reciprocate with fresh juice a blend of seventeen amino acids If yo. 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 The Carpenters Wife and Heart of Stone early years forxample he goes on outings with


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