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The Resource The patch, John McPhee

The patch, John McPhee

Label
The patch
Title
The patch
Statement of responsibility
John McPhee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An "album quilt," an artful assortment of nonfiction writings by John McPhee that have not previously appeared in any book" --
  • "The Patch is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master John McPhee, all of them published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It is divided into two parts. The first, 'The Sporting Scene,' offers previously uncollected pieces on fishing, football, golf and lacrosse, among other topics. They range from fly-casting for chain pickerel in the fall in New Hampshire to walking the linksland of St. Andrews at a British Open championship. The second part, 'An Album Quilt,' weaves together fragments of varying length that were written across the years and have never appeared in book form--occasional pieces, memorial pieces, reflections, reminiscences, and short items in various magazines, including The New Yorker. They include visits to the Hershey chocolate factory and to Denali, and encounters with Oscar Hammerstein and Joan Baez. The author's emphatic purpose was not merely to preserve things but to choose passages that might entertain contemporary readers. Starting with 250,000 words, he gradually threw out 75 percent of them, and randomly sequenced the remaining fragments into an assemblage that is also, among other things, a covert memoir."--Dust jacket
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McPhee, John
Dewey number
080
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Sports literature
Label
The patch, John McPhee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Earlier versions of most of these essays first appeared in The New Yorker, Time, and Vogue" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The sporting scene. The patch ; Phi Beta football ; The Orange Trapper ; Linksland and bottle ; Pioneer ; Direct eye contact -- Part II: An album quilt
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780374229481
Lccn
2018007631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1019929544
  • 675779
  • (OCoLC)1019929544
Label
The patch, John McPhee
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Earlier versions of most of these essays first appeared in The New Yorker, Time, and Vogue" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The sporting scene. The patch ; Phi Beta football ; The Orange Trapper ; Linksland and bottle ; Pioneer ; Direct eye contact -- Part II: An album quilt
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780374229481
Lccn
2018007631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1019929544
  • 675779
  • (OCoLC)1019929544

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