What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2011-10-10
ISBN 10 : 9781448103737
ISBN 13 : 1448103738
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Book Description:

'Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional' A compelling mediation on the power of running and a fascinating insight into the life of this internationally bestselling writer. A perfect reading companion for any meditative new year runners. In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing. Equal parts travelogue, training log and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and settings ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston. By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, this is a must-read for fans of this masterful yet private writer as well as for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running. 'There can never have been a book quite like this memoir of running and writing before. In its self-contained way, it's nothing less than an inspiration' Evening Standard 'Hugely enjoyable...You don't have to have run a marathon to be captivated' Sunday Telegraph 'Comical, charming and philosophical...an excellent memoir' GQ

What I Talk about when I Talk about Running

What I Talk about when I Talk about Running
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher :
Total Pages : 179
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 1846552648
ISBN 13 : 9781846552649
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What I Talk about when I Talk about Running Book Description:

Summary and Analysis of What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Summary and Analysis of What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Author : Acesprint
Publisher :
Total Pages : 38
Release : 2021-06-07
ISBN 10 : 9798516436949
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary and Analysis of What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Book Description:

Whаt I Tаlk Abоut Whеn I Talk Abоut Running (2009) іѕ a mеmоіr аbоut the intersection оf two solitary раѕѕіоnѕ running аnd wrіtіng. In this реrѕоnаl wоrk, аuthоr Hаrukі Murаkаmі gives аn intimate lооk into hоw these twо practices inform his inner world.

The Long Run

The Long Run
Author : Catriona Menzies-Pike
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2016-03-01
ISBN 10 : 9781925475180
ISBN 13 : 1925475182
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Run Book Description:

No one ever expected Catriona Menzies- Pike to run a marathon. She hated running, and was a hopeless athlete. When she was twenty her parents died suddenly – and for a decade she was stuck. She started running on a whim, and finally her grief started to move too. Until very recently, it was frowned upon for women to run long distances. Running was deemed unladylike – and probably dangerous. How did women’s running go from being suspect to wildly popular? How does a high school klutz become a marathon runner? This fascinating book combines memoir and cultural history to explore the rich and contradictory topic of women and running.

Books for Living

Books for Living
Author : Will Schwalbe
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2017-01-12
ISBN 10 : 9781444790795
ISBN 13 : 144479079X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Books for Living Book Description:

From the author of the international bestseller The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the enduring power of books - a must for all passionate book lovers, exploring books as diverse as The Girl on the Train, The Little Prince and David Copperfield. 'I've always believed that everything you need to know can be found in a book.' Will Schwalbe Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape into another reality? For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life. In this delightful celebration of reading, Schwalbe invites us along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in our modern world, with all its noise and distractions. Rich with stories and recommendations, Books for Living is a treasure for everyone who loves books and loves to hear the answer to the question: "What are you reading?"

Sport and the Social Significance of Pleasure

Sport and the Social Significance of Pleasure
Author : Richard Pringle
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 254
Release : 2015-06-05
ISBN 10 : 9781317516576
ISBN 13 : 1317516575
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport and the Social Significance of Pleasure Book Description:

This innovative text's critical examination foregrounds the prime reason why so many people participate in or watch sport – pleasure. Although there has been a "turn" to emotions and affect within academia over the last two decades, it has been somewhat remiss that pleasure, as an integral aspect of human life, has not received greater attention from sociologists of sport, exercise and physical education. This book addresses this issue via an unabashed examination of sport and the moving body via a "pleasure lens." It provides new insights about the production of various identities, power relations and social issues, and the dialectical links between the socio-cultural and the body. Taking a wide-sweeping view of pleasure - dignified and debauched, distinguished and mundane – it examines topics as diverse as aging, health, fandom, running, extreme sports, biopolitics, consumerism, feminism, sex and sexuality. In drawing from diverse theoretical approaches and original empirical research, the text reveals the social and political significance of pleasure and provides a more rounded, dynamic and sensual account of sport.

A Collection of Graded Readers by Jason Changkyu Kim

A Collection of Graded Readers by Jason Changkyu Kim
Author : Jason Changkyu Kim
Publisher : Purister Publishing, Jason Changkyu Kim
Total Pages : 92
Release : 2021-09-02
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Collection of Graded Readers by Jason Changkyu Kim Book Description:

A collection of Graded Readers (Leveled Readers) for Young Adults, and Adults Learning English as a Second Language. Brought to you by Jason Changkyu Kim (2021), Edition 2 - The Blobbity World - How to Make a Reading Puzzle - Kahil Gibran "On Giving" Leveled Rewrite - Math Dialogues - Understanding the Heart of Blobs Iron - The Uneventfulness of Blob Travel - Blobbing it Into Accounting, Principles of Accounts Payable, a Primer - Business to Business Finances, Edition 1: A Short Story by Jason Changkyu Kim 2021 - The Definitive Guide to Living & Working Far From Home: A United States Citizens, Expat's Guide to the Universe by Jason Changkyu Kim - The Tobacco Monologues: Mixing, Blending, and Smoking: A Leveled Reader by Jason Changkyu Kim (2021) - The Tobacco Monologues 2: Learning Pipe Tobacco By Jason Changkyu Kim (2021) - Living A Moral Life At $2,000 A Month & Teaching in the Trenches in The Republic of South Korea By Jason Changkyu Kim (August, 2021) - Backpacking Through Beirut, Lebanon 2008: Living The Dream of the Middle East by Jason Changkyu Kim. A Very Short Read (2021) - Backpacking from Seoul to Tongyeong! Memoirs of an Avid Geek. (2021) - The Prince of Majesta Series by Jason Changkyu Kim, January 17th, 2021 to January 18th 2021 - Everyday Life for Northeastern Vocational High School in Seoul. The Great Bottleneck of Life

Haruki Murakami and His Early Work

Haruki Murakami and His Early Work
Author : Masaki Mori
Publisher :
Total Pages : 138
Release : 2021-02-15
ISBN 10 : 9781793635983
ISBN 13 : 1793635986
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haruki Murakami and His Early Work Book Description:

In the context of Haruki Murakamii's real-life activities that are conducive to his writing, this book sheds light on three of his early short stories. Comparable to his acclaimed novels in complexity and covert meaning, they reveal upon close analysis his distinctive literary creativity and enduring concerns with society.

Keynote Proficient British English Student Book

Keynote Proficient  British English  Student Book
Author : Lewis Lansford
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2020-08-13
ISBN 10 : 9780357735756
ISBN 13 : 0357735757
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keynote Proficient British English Student Book Book Description:

Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Endurance Running

Endurance Running
Author : William Bridel
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2015-10-05
ISBN 10 : 9781317609384
ISBN 13 : 1317609387
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endurance Running Book Description:

Running is a fundamental human activity and holds an important place in popular culture. In recent decades it has exploded in popularity as a leisure pursuit, with marathons and endurance challenges exerting a strong fascination. Endurance Running is the first collection of original qualitative research to examine distance running through a socio-cultural lens, with a general objective of understanding the concept and meaning of endurance historically and in contemporary times. Adopting diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to explore topics such as historical conceptualizations of endurance, lived experiences of endurance running, and the meaning of endurance in individual lives, the book reveals how the biological, historical, psychological, and sociological converge to form contextually specific ideas about endurance running and runners. Endurance Running is an essential book for anybody researching across the entire spectrum of endurance sports and fascinating reading for anybody working in the sociology of sport or the body, cultural studies or behavioural science.