Running Is Life: Transcending the Crisis of Modernity
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BeschreibungThis book is set in many places--Cairo, the Eastern Sierras, Las Vegas, New York's Adirondack Mountains, and Barcelona, among others--but always in the moving body of the runner hurtling both through and into the world. It is a hymn to human motion and an explanation of its sweetness.
InhaltsverzeichnisChapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. The Problem with Modernity Chapter 3 2. Running is Life Chapter 4 3. Running in the Adirondacks Chapter 5 4. Running on the National Mall Chapter 6 5. Running in Barcelona Chapter 7 6. Running in the Eastern Sierras Chapter 8 7. Running in Las Vegas Chapter 9 8. Running in Death Valley Chapter 10 9. The Abandoned Teddy Bear Chapter 11 Endnotes Chapter 12 Index Chapter 13 About the Author
PortraitBruce Fleming is a graduate of Haverford College with subsequent degrees from the University of Chicago and Vanderbilt University. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the Free University Berlin and has studied in Paris and Siena. He has taught for more than two decades at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. He is the author of numerous books ranging from aesthetics to political and military theory, dance criticism, and literary criticism. He has also published shorter pieces in many quarterlies and magazines, including the Yale Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Antioch Review, Southwest Review, the Washington Post, The Nation, the Village Voice, and the Chronicle of Higher Education as well as scholarly venues. He won an O. Henry short story award; his novel Twilley was compared by critics to works by Henry James, T.S. Eliot, Proust, Thoreau, and David Lynch. In 2005 he won the Antioch Review Award for Distinguished Prose, a career award.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV PR OF AMER
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2010
Seitenanzahl: 148 Seiten