Monday, November 20, 2017

Staged seduction …

… The McPhee Method - Los Angeles Review of Books. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

…  there has to be the right way in. Any essayist on any subject knows this, and no essayist knows it better than McPhee. Finding a way in means more than having a hook or an angle. Hooks and angles are good, but they won’t take you the whole distance. You need a way of seeing the matter that is expressly your own.

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