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Silk Parachute
 
 
Author
John McPhee.
Publisher FSG  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.75 x 0.8 inches
ISBN 9780374263737
Pages/Publication Date 227/2010
Daedalus Item Code 30509
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The brief, brilliant essay "Silk Parachute," a tribute to the writer's mother that first appeared in The New Yorker in 1997, has become John McPhee's most anthologized piece of writing. In the nine other pieces here McPhee ranges with his characteristic humor and intensity through lacrosse, long-exposure photography, the weird foods he has been served in the course of his travels, a U.S. Open golf championship, and a season in Europe that moves from the downs and sea cliffs of England to the Maas valley in the Netherlands and the champagne country of northern France.

"We marvel at the pains [McPhee] takes with structure, approaching his subject from oblique angles, slowly building tension, sometimes seeming to wander, but always propelling his narratives forward.... In the age of blogging and tweeting, of writers' near-constant self-promotion, McPhee is an imperative counterweight, a paragon of both sense and civility."NYTBR

 
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