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The Resource Barbarian days : a surfing life, William Finnegan

Barbarian days : a surfing life, William Finnegan

Label
Barbarian days : a surfing life
Title
Barbarian days
Title remainder
a surfing life
Statement of responsibility
William Finnegan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Surfing only looks like a sport. To devotees, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a mental and physical study, a passionate way of life. William Finnegan first started surfing as a young boy in California and Hawaii. Barbarian Days is his immersive memoir of a life spent travelling the world chasing waves through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa, Peru and beyond. Finnegan describes the edgy yet enduring brotherhood forged among the swell of the surf; and recalling his own apprenticeship to the world's most famous and challenging waves, he considers the intense relationship formed between man, board and water. Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, a social history, an extraordinary exploration of one man's gradual mastering of an exacting and little-understood art. It is a memoir of dangerous obsession and enchantment
Summary
Surfers ahoy! If you can't get enough surfing memoirs or detailed examinations of surfing's subcultures or history, you won't want to miss this richly detailed story of William Finnegan's experiences as a lifelong surfer. Whether you're reading this on the beach or the couch, surfers will recognize Finnegan's search for the perfect wave in some of the most beautiful places on Earth. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
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Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, 2016.
Awards note
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for biography 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10360281
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finnegan, William
Dewey number
797.32
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Finnegan, William
  • Surfers
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a surfing life
Label
Barbarian days : a surfing life, William Finnegan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057437908
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
499 pages
Isbn
9781472151414
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Barbarian days : a surfing life, William Finnegan
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057437908
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
499 pages
Isbn
9781472151414
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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