Pieces of the Frame
By (author) John McPhee
Pieces of the Frame by John McPhee
Book Description"Pieces of the Frame "is a gathering of memorable writings by one of the greatest journalists and storytellers of our time. They take the reader from the backwoods roads of Georgia, to the high altitude of Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico; from the social decay of Atlantic City, to Scotland, where a pilgrimage for art's sake leads to a surprising encounter with history on a hilltop with a view of a fifth of the entire country. McPhee's writing is more than informative; these are stories, artful and full of character, that make compelling reading. They play with and against one another, so that "Pieces of the Frame "is distinguished as much by its unity as by its variety. Subjects familiar to McPhee's readers sports, Scotland, conservation are treated here with intimacy and a sense of the writer at work."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374514983
(203mm x 127mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - 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. Also in 1965, he published his first book, "A Sense of Where You Are," with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and in the years since, he has written nearly 30 books, including "Oranges" (1967), "Coming into the Country" (1977), "The Control of Nature" (1989), "The Founding Fish" (2002), "Uncommon Carriers" (2007), and "Silk Parachute" (2011). "Encounters with the Archdruid" (1972) and "The Curve of Binding Energy" (1974) were nominated for National Book Awards in the category of science. McPhee received the Award in Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters in 1977. In 1999, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for "Annals of the Former World." He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
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