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Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, Finnegan William



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Автор: Finnegan William
Название:  Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life   (Уильям Финнеган: Варварские дни. Жизнь в серфинге)
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Классификация:
ISBN: 0143109391
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143109396
ISBN: 0-14-310939-1
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-14-310939-6
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 464
Вес: 0.439 кг.
Дата издания: 17.05.2016
Язык: ENG
Размер: 21.44 x 13.97 x 2.39 cm
Подзаголовок: A surfing life
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Поставляется из: США
Описание: **Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography**

Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard.--Sports Illustrated

Included in President Obamas 2016 Summer Reading List

Barbarian Days is William Finnegans memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life.

Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses--off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves.

Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites-only gang in a tough school in Honolulu. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them. Youthful folly--he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay, on Maui--is served up with rueful humor. As Finnegans travels take him ever farther afield, he discovers the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village, dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese, and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria. Throughout, he surfs, carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing, unprecedented lucidity.

Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little-understood art.

Praise for Barbarian Days

Without a doubt, the finest surf book Ive ever read . . . But on a more fundamental level, Barbarian Days offers a clear-eyed vision of American boyhood. Like Jon Krakauers Into the Wild, it is a sympathetic examination of what happens when literary ideas of freedom and purity take hold of a young mind and fling his body out into the far reaches of the world.--The New York Times Magazine

Incandescent . . . Id sooner press this book upon on a nonsurfer, in part because nothing Ive read so accurately describes the feeling of being stoked or the despair of being held under. . . . But] its also about a writers life and, even more generally, a questers life, more carefully observed and precisely rendered than any Ive read in a long time.--Los Angeles Times




Barbarian Days

Автор: Finnegan William
Название: Barbarian Days
ISBN: 1472151410 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781472151414
Издательство: Little, Brown
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Описание: A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed New Yorker writer

Cold New World

Автор: Finnegan, William
Название: Cold New World
ISBN: 0375753826 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375753824
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Описание: From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Barbarian Days, this narrative nonfiction classic documents the rising inequality and cultural alienation that presaged the crises of today.

"A status report on the American Dream that] gets its power from] the unpredictable, rich specifics of people's lives."--Time

" William] Finnegan's real achievement is to attach identities to the steady stream of faceless statistics that tell us America's social problems are more serious than we want to believe."--The Washington Post

A fifteen-year-old drug dealer in blighted New Haven, Connecticut; a sleepy Texas town transformed by crack; Mexican American teenagers in Washington State, unable to relate to their immigrant parents and trying to find an identity in gangs; jobless young white supremacists in a downwardly mobile L.A. suburb. William Finnegan spent years embedded with families in four communities across the country to become an intimate observer of the lives he reveals in Cold New World. What emerges from these beautifully rendered portraits is a prescient and compassionate book that never loses sight of its subjects' humanity.

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK - A LOS ANGELES TIMES BEST NONFICTION SELECTION

Praise for Cold New World

"Unlike most journalists who drop in for a quick interview and fly back out again, Finnegan spent many weeks with families in each community over a period of several years, enough time to distinguish between the kind of short-term problems that can beset anyone and the longer-term systemic poverty and social disintegration that can pound an entire generation into a groove of despair."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"The most remarkable of William Finnegan's many literary gifts is his compassion. Not the fact of it, which we have a right to expect from any personal reporting about the oppressed, but its coolness, its clarity, its ductile strength. . . . Finnegan writes like a dream. His prose is unfailingly lucid, graceful, and specific, his characterization effortless, and the pull of his narrative pure seduction."--The Village Voice

"Four astonishingly intimate and evocative portraits. . . . All of these stories are vividly, honestly and compassionately told. . . . While Cold New World may make us look in new ways at our young people, perhaps its real goal is to make us look at ourselves."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

Guinness World Records: Remarkable Robots

Автор: Finnegan Delphine
Название: Guinness World Records: Remarkable Robots
ISBN: 0062341928 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062341921
Издательство: HarperCollins USA
Цена: 1177 р.
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Lady and the Tramp (Disney Lady and the Tramp)

Автор: Random House Disney, Capozzi Suzy, Finnegan Delphi
Название: Lady and the Tramp (Disney Lady and the Tramp)
ISBN: 0736481214 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780736481212
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 833 р.
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Np on ms office 2003, 3/e

Автор: Shaffer/Adamski/Finnegan/
Название: Np on ms office 2003, 3/e
ISBN: 141886076X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781418860769
Издательство: Cengage Learning
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Цена: 12797 р.
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Np ms access 2003-comprhn, 2/e

Автор: Adamski/Finnegan/Hommel
Название: Np ms access 2003-comprhn, 2/e
ISBN: 0619268115 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780619268114
Издательство: Cengage Learning
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Цена: 11379 р.
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Описание: Offers a case-based, problem solving approach and innovative technology to make learning Microsoft Access 2003 skills both both meaningful and memorable for students.

Humayma excavation project i

Автор: Brown, G. Finnegan, M. Mitchell, C. T. Oleson, Joh
Название: Humayma excavation project i
ISBN: 0897570839 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780897570831
Издательство: Неизвестно
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Knock on any door: the door opens

Автор: Finnegan, Peter
Название: Knock on any door: the door opens
ISBN: 1906561567 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781906561567
Издательство: Неизвестно
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Цена: 169 р.
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Finding happiness with jesus

Автор: Finnegan, Sean
Название: Finding happiness with jesus
ISBN: 1860824757 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781860824753
Издательство: Неизвестно
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Цена: 312 р.
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New Financial Strategies for Sustainable Buildings

Автор: Finnegan Stephen
Название: New Financial Strategies for Sustainable Buildings
ISBN: 1138068527 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781138068520
Издательство: Taylor&Francis
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Цена: 3970 р.
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Описание:

Built environment professionals considering whether to embark on the design and construction or retrofit of a fully 'sustainable' or 'green' build need to know the financial implications of their decisions. What are their financial options? What are the risks? This book offers practical guidance on how sustainable building projects are financed, designed and built. All too often sustainable building is undertaken without proper consideration of the true lifecycle cost, risk and financial impact. This book will take the reader on a journey from initial sustainable design through to final completion highlighting the finance options available to them.

New Financial Strategies for Sustainable Buildings provides key guidance to a variety of professionals, including architects, designers, contractors, construction managers, investors and other interested parties, whilst providing a useful reference to students on architecture, construction management and real estate/surveying courses who need to know about finance, construction economics, and sustainable development projects.

Ambivalence, modernity, power

Автор: Finnegan, Nuala
Название: Ambivalence, modernity, power
ISBN: 3039105078 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783039105076
Издательство: Peter Lang
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Описание: This book takes as its starting point the boom femenino or the explosion in publishing by women in Mexico since the 1980s. Powerful changes in women's roles in Mexico over the last three decades have resulted in women occupying a position of profound ambivalence with regard to the processes of modernisation. The boom femenino constitutes an integral part of this process of change. By incorporating a variety of critical approaches within a feminist framework, the author argues that Mexican women writers participate in a crucial project of unsettling dominant discourses as they strive for new ways of capturing the ambivalent position of the Mexican women in their texts. The author offers close readings of work by Silvia Molina, Sara Sefchovich, Susana P gano, Brianda Domecq, Guadalupe Loaeza and Rosamar a Roffiel. She also considers the reactions to and reception of best-selling author, Angeles Mastretta, with an assessment of the different vested interests in the world of literature, including those of critics, writers, readers and publishers.

New perspectives on microsoft office access 2007

Автор: Adamski, Joseph J. Finnegan, Kathy T.
Название: New perspectives on microsoft office access 2007
ISBN: 0538475277 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780538475273
Издательство: Cengage Learning
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Описание: Features a tutorial video that focuses on the difficult concepts and skills, helping students retain information. This title follows a case-based approach that enables students to understand why they`re learning what they`re learning, and are prepared to easily transfer skills to different situations.


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