Running

Editore: The New Press Data di rilascio: 2009-12-08
Punti Necessari: 5600


Descrizione

Following his brilliant portrait of Maurice Ravel, Jean Echenoz turns to the life of one of the greatest runners of the twentieth century, and once again demonstrates his astonishing abilities as a prose stylist. Set against the backdrop of the Soviet liberation and postWorld War II communist rule of Czechoslovakia, Running a bestseller in Francefollows the famed career of Czech runner Emil Ztopek: a factory worker who, despite an initial contempt for athletics as a young man, is forced to participate in a footrace and soon develops a curious passion for the physical limits he discovers as a long-distance runner.Ztopek, who tenaciously invents his own brutal training regimen, goes on to become a national hero, winning an unparalleled three gold medals at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics and breaking countless world records along the way. But just as his fame brings him upon the world stage, he must face the realities of an increasingly controlling regime.Written in Echenozs signature styleelegant yet playfulRunning is both a beautifully imagined and executed portrait of a man and his art, and a powerful depiction of a countrys propagandizing grasp on his fate.

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Informazioni Aggiuntive

Genere: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Raccolta: The New Press

Genere: EPub

Pagine 1285

ISBN: 9781595586674

Informazioni Aggiuntive

Genere: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Raccolta: The New Press

Genere: EPub

Pagine 1285

ISBN: 9781595586674

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