What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
179
Utgivningsdatum
2009-04-02
Upplaga
Export ed
Förlag
Vintage
Översättare
Philip Gabriel
Dimensioner
177 x 111 x 14 mm
Vikt
100 g
ISBN
9780099532538

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

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Häftad, Engelska, 2009-04-02
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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, not to mention triathlons and a slew of critically acclaimed books, 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 among young women who outpace him. Through this marvellous lens of sport emerges a cornucopia of memories and insights: the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer, his greatest triumphs and disappointments, his passion for vintage LPs, and the experience, after fifty, of seeing his race times improve and then fall back. By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical.
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Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. The most recent of his many honours is the Franz Kafka Prize.