The Patch

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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.

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.
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Weight 0.000000
Author McPhee, John
Availability IP
Department Literature
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781925773170
Pages 256
Published 19/11/2018
Publisher Text Publishing
Section Literature
Size Unfolded 234x156mm
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