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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Coming into McPhee country : John McPhee and the art of literary nonfiction /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Weltzien, O. Alan
Maher, Susan Naramore.
Publisher University of Utah Press,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 50960755
ISBN 0874807468 (alk. paper); 9780874807462 (alk. paper)
Subjects Prose literature--Technique. ; Wilderness areas in literature. ; Environmental protection in literature.
Additional Subjects McPhee, John,--1931---Literary art.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKAM  PS3563.C38875Z64 2003 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/20/2009
Collation vii, 326 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Introducing John McPhee / William Howarth -- "The size and shape of the canvas": an interview with John McPhee / Jared Haynes -- Pieces and the frame: McPhee and portraiture / Barbara Lounsberry -- "Essence of writer": John McPhee's early training / Norman Sims -- John McPhee and the question of environmental advocacy / O. Alan Weltzien -- In the American grain: John McPhee's Coming into the country / Michael Pearson -- Giving good reasons: environmental appeals in the nonfiction of John McPhee / Brian Turner -- "In a lifetime of descending rivers": the art and argument of John McPhee's "River essays" / Theodore C. Humphrey -- A plate tectonics of language: geology as a vernacular science / Rick Van Noy -- John McPhee's Annals of the former world: geology, culture, and a fountain of metaphor / Barbara Stevens -- Traveling in social spaces: John McPhee's dichotomies in Levels of the game and "In search of Marvin Gardens" / Meta G. Carstarphen -- John McPhee balances the act / Kathy Smith - "Academic air": teaching The control of nature / Daniel J. Philippon -- "Pentimento in the hide": cracking code with John McPhee / Susan Naramore Maher.