A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles has ratings and 10 reviews. James said: You know how sometimes you hear that a musician or band that you like. In this unique book, John McPhee takes us into the world of several fascinating people. His inimitable style reveals the intricate details of his characters lives. Get this from a library! A roomful of Hovings and other profiles. [John McPhee] — Profiles include: Thomas P.F. Hoving, art historian, sometime political influence.
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A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles by John McPhee
First off, Hovings certainly isn’t billed as that, but it is one of his earliest books, and the 5 essays here are rarities is some of their style and substance. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Dustwrapper a bit of scuffing to spine ends of dustwrapper, but overall, a crisp, clean copy of the scarce first edition of the author’s roomfjl book.
His inimitable style reveals the intricate details of his characters lives. Matthieu rated it really liked it Oct 10, Matillie rated it it was amazing Jul 06, Some light wear to edges of boards.
Not Enabled Word Wise: This is an old book and Thomas Hoving’s reign as museum director is long past. Thanks for telling us about the problem. And Fielding has flashbacks!
A Roomful Of Hovings
Bookplate of Bob and Edna Townsend is affixed to the front pastedown. Dark gray cloth binding, with bright gilt lettering on the spine.
Hugh rated it really liked it Mar 11, Sold AS IS, do not purchase if condition is important to you. Early Republic Books Published: To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. If you are a reader and haven’t read John McPhee, you need to get one of his books and begin. An excellent collection of McPhee’s earlier pieces, written well before he buried himself in the world of geology. Refresh and try again. On the Writing Process. Spine a touch pulled. What a talented writer. As I read through it, I continually found myself making mental lists of all the people I wanted to lend this book to afterwards – not every essay for everyone, but the first one for Bill, the second for Jessica, the third for Bill and Jessica, the fourth for Brad and Reed, etc.
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Core Librarian rated it it was amazing Apr 10, It could be that I enjoy how he usually inserts his own personal details into his later work. Overall, hovins book is in very good better than average used condition. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.
There’s a little of that here, just not as much as I’m used to. Return to Book Page. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Wimbeldon grass has a footnote! English Choose a language for shopping. His inimitable style reveals the intricate details of his characters’ lives. In this unique book, John McPhee takes us into the world of several fascinating people.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I did enjoy the way he descri Certainly a good collection of personal profiles, I just didn’t find them as compelling as most of his later work.
Showing of 13 reviews. His writing career began at Time magazine and led to his long association with The New Yorkerwhere he has been a staff writer since