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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His prose is simple and lyrical, his images are sharply focused. Signed by Author s. This book is just a collection of biographical snippets, each very enjoyable in their own way. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Write a customer review.
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A Roomful Of Hovings by McPhee, John
May 04, Helen rated it really liked it. A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles. Not Enabled Word Wise: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Burns rated it it was ok Jul 13, 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.
Certainly a good collection of personal profiles, I just didn’t find them as compelling as most of his later work.
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A Roomful Of Hovings
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I plan to donate my copy to the local public library. An excellent collection of McPhee’s earlier pieces, written well before he buried himself in the world of geology. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In the Gibbons story, McPhee includes great background to the events by discussing his attempts to talk Gibbons into their trip. What makes Biblio different? Andrew rated it liked it Oct 20, Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.
A Roomful of Hovings: Some light wear to edges of boards. Otherwise the DJ is clean and bright, and overall it is in good-minus condition. A perfect airline read. Some of his earliest. And Fielding has flashbacks!