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ROWING AGAINST THE CURRENT

ON LEARNING TO SCULL AT FORTY


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Sinopse

In the midst of the standard, dreary midlife crisis - complete with wine-tasting courses, yoga classes, and a failed attempt at a first novel - forty-year-old Barry Strauss falls unexpectedly and passionately in love with rowing, a sport in which a twenty-seven-year-old is a has-been. Strauss, a professor of classics and history, writes about the unanticipated delights of an affair that, like so many others, begins as a casual dalliance and develops into a full-blown obsession. Drawn to the sport in part because of his affinity for Greek antiquity, he develops a love for old boathouses, a longing for rivers at dawn, a thirst to test himself, and, ultimately, a renewed sense of self-reliance - as someone who had experienced sports humiliation as far back as Little League suddenly finds himself bursting into athleticism at an unlikely age. Barry Strauss shows us why 'there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half as much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.'

Detalhes do Produto

    • Subtítulo:  ON LEARNING TO SCULL AT FORTY
    • Origem:  IMPORTADO
    • Editora: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    • Idioma: INGLÊS
    • Ano de Edição: 2001
    • Ano:  2001
    • País de Produção: United States
    • Código de Barras:  9780684863306
    • ISBN:  0684863308
    • Encadernação:  BROCHURA
    • Altura: 22.20 cm
    • Largura: 14.00 cm

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ROLAR PARA O TOPO