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The Resource Draft no. 4 : on the writing process, John McPhee

Draft no. 4 : on the writing process, John McPhee

Label
Draft no. 4 : on the writing process
Title
Draft no. 4
Title remainder
on the writing process
Statement of responsibility
John McPhee
Title variation
Draft number four
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacher Draft No. 4 is an elucidation of the writer's craft by a master practitioner. In a series of playful but expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he's gathered over his career and refined during his long-running course at Princeton University, where he has launched some of the most esteemed writers of several generations. McPhee offers a definitive guide to the crucial decisions regarding structure, diction, and tone that shape nonfiction pieces, and presents extracts from some of his best-loved work, subjecting them to wry scrutiny. The result is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from reporting to drafting to revising-and revising, and revising. More than a compendium of advice, Draft No. 4 is enriched by personal detail and charming reflections on the life of a writer. McPhee describes his enduring relationships with The New Yorker and Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and recalls his early years at Time magazine. Enlivened by his keen sense of writing as a way of being in the world, Draft No. 4 is the long-awaited master class given by America's most renowned writing instructor
Cataloging source
RECBX
Dewey number
808.02
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PN149
LC item number
.M43 2017b
Literary text for sound recordings
  • memoirs
  • essays
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by the author
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not applicable
Label
Draft no. 4 : on the writing process, John McPhee
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Copyright
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  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 audio discs (6 hr., 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501962554
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C04801
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1004751828
  • (OCoLC)1004751828
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Draft no. 4 : on the writing process, John McPhee
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 audio discs (6 hr., 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501962554
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C04801
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1004751828
  • (OCoLC)1004751828
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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