Just Curious

Just Curious

by Cullen Murphy
     
 

This rich, rare venture into bookish permanence will be eagerly received by the myriad of Murphy's readers, who have learned from experience that his habit-forming writer stands in the front rank of American essayists.  See more details below

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This rich, rare venture into bookish permanence will be eagerly received by the myriad of Murphy's readers, who have learned from experience that his habit-forming writer stands in the front rank of American essayists.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Murphy (coauthor with William Rathje of Rubbish: The Archaeology of Garbage) here collects 37 of his essays, 36 previously published in the Atlantic Monthly, where he is managing editor, and one in Harper's. The pieces are characterized by Murphy's ability to communicate his enthusiasm for the unusual. ``Hey, Let Me Outta Here!'' describes a visit to the International Ventriloquist Convention, where the author investigated the rapidly growing field of gospel ventriloquism, devoted to spreading the message of evangelical Christianity through puppetry. ``All the Pope's Men'' is a detailed look at the ongoing religious scholarship on the works of St. Thomas Aquinas. Other articles deal with a variety of subjects, including the debate over cat vs. dog ownership in the U.S., aspects of linguistics and reflections on the Stonehenge monuments in England. An informative, entertaining collection defined by Murphy's unquenchable curiosity for just about every subject. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395700990
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/05/1994
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.52(h) x 1.02(d)

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