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Barbarian days : a surfing life, by William Finnegan

Label
Barbarian days : a surfing life
Title
Barbarian days
Title remainder
a surfing life
Statement of responsibility
by William Finnegan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 nosesoff the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves. 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
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press biographies and memoirs
Label
Barbarian days : a surfing life, by William Finnegan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Off Diamond Head (Honolulu, 1966-67) -- Smell the ocean (California, ca. 1956-65) -- The shock of the new (California, 1968) -- 'Scuse me while I kiss the sky (Maui, 1971) -- The search (The South Pacific, 1978) -- The lucky country (Australia, 1978-79) -- Choosing Ethiopia (Asia, Africa, 1979-81) -- Against dereliction (San Francisco, 1983-86) -- Basso profundo (Madeira, 1994-2003) -- The mountains fall into the heart of the sea (New York City, 2002-15)
Control code
sky2ocm78913924
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
207 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410485892
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015034943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Barbarian days : a surfing life, by William Finnegan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Off Diamond Head (Honolulu, 1966-67) -- Smell the ocean (California, ca. 1956-65) -- The shock of the new (California, 1968) -- 'Scuse me while I kiss the sky (Maui, 1971) -- The search (The South Pacific, 1978) -- The lucky country (Australia, 1978-79) -- Choosing Ethiopia (Asia, Africa, 1979-81) -- Against dereliction (San Francisco, 1983-86) -- Basso profundo (Madeira, 1994-2003) -- The mountains fall into the heart of the sea (New York City, 2002-15)
Control code
sky2ocm78913924
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
207 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410485892
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015034943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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