John McPhee

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book.jpgSilk Parachute (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Our nation’s premier essayist—the man who helped raise creative non-fiction to an art form—speaks about the intricacy of his writing process. In much the same way that his work on geology incorporates a study of excavation and the earth’s upheavals, John McPhee’s drafts involve the strata and prose formations of a highly demanding stylist.  

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Michael Silverblatt