ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Literary Collections / Essays

Silk Parachute

| £13.32 | €14.98 | Ca$21.62 | Au$21.33
by John McPhee
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
Silk Parachute by John McPhee


The brief, brilliant 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. In luminous recollections of his early years, for example, he goes on outings with his 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 each piece--on whatever theme--contains somewhere 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.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 710538

Ebook Details
Pages: 240
Size: 203 KB
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date published:   2011
ISBN: 9781429985819 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

Territory Restrictions
This ebook will NOT be sold to customers with a billing address in:
American Samoa, Canada, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Philippines, Puerto Rico, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands (U.S.)

This product is listed in the following category:

Nonfiction > Literary Collections > Essays

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Technology > Nuclear Energy
Nonfiction > Art > Russia & Former Soviet Union
Nonfiction > Literary Collections > Essays
Nonfiction > Science > Earth Sciences > Geology
Nonfiction > Transportation
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography
Nonfiction > Social Science > Ethnic Studies > Native American Studies
Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation > Canoeing
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > Educators
Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation > Fishing
Nonfiction > Nature > Fish
Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation > Sailing
Nonfiction > Transportation > Ships & Shipbuilding
Nonfiction > Travel > United States > West > Pacific (General)
Nonfiction > Social Science > Customs & Traditions
Nonfiction > Medical > Family & General Practice
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > Medical
Nonfiction > Technology > Aeronautics & Astronautics
Nonfiction > Nature > Trees & Forests
Nonfiction > Cooking > Specific Ingredients > Fruit

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016