Silk Parachute

Silk Parachute

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The essay "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-exposure view-camera photography, the weird foods he has sometimes been served in the course of his reportorial travels, a U.S. 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, including recollections of his early years, but each piece, on whatever theme, contains a personal aspect in which McPhee suggests why he was attracted to write about the subject, and each opens like a silk parachute, lofted skyward and suddenly blossoming with color and form.--From publisher description.
The brief, brilliant essay Silk Parachute has become McPhee's most anthologized piece of writing. In the nine other pieces here, McPhee writes, with his characteristic humor and intensity, about lacrosse, photography, weird foods, and other varied recollections.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374263737
0374263736
Characteristics: 227 p. ; 22 cm.

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Lovestoread5 Oct 08, 2018

Some stories can be difficult to get through (sports, if you're not interested in them), but it's neat how the author features his family in his memories or stories, and you CAN learn some new things he writes about, such as chalk, wine, lacrosse, among other things. Give it a try.

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