The Patch


Super Savings Item! Save 36% on the The Patch by Farrar, Straus and Giroux at SADC Network. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The Patch is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It is divided into two parts. Part 1, “The Sporting Scene,” consists of pieces on fishing, football, golf, and lacrosse―from fly casting for chain pickerel in fall in New Hampshire to walking the linksland of St. Andrews at an Open Championship. Part 2, called “An Album Quilt,” is a montage of fragments of varying length from pieces done across the years that have never a


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The Patch is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It is divided into two parts. Part 1, “The Sporting Scene,” consists of pieces on fishing, football, golf, and lacrosse―from fly casting for chain pickerel in fall in New Hampshire to walking the linksland of St. Andrews at an Open Championship. Part 2, called “An Album Quilt,” is a montage of fragments of varying length from pieces done across the years that have never appeared in book form―occasional pieces, memorial pieces, reflections, reminiscences, and short items in various magazines including The New Yorker. They range from a visit to the Hershey chocolate factory to encounters with Oscar Hammerstein, Joan Baez, and Mount Denali. Emphatically, the author’s 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 assembled the remaining fragments into “an album quilt.” Among other things, The Patch is a covert memoir.

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Manufacturer:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category:
Quotations
Release Date:
2018-11-13
EAN:
9780374229481
ISBN:
0374229481
Edition:
1st
Author:
John McPhee
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date:
2018-11-13
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
0.8 pounds
Item Size:
0.96 x 8.55 x 5.74 inches
Package Weight:
0.84 pounds
Package Size:
5.7 x 1.1 x 8.3 inches

 


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