Caught Inside : A Surfer's Year on the California Coast (Paperback)

Author: Duane, Daniel

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Recounts a year of surfing in California, shares observations on Pacific shore ecology, and looks at the history of the state and surfing *Author: Duane, Daniel *Subtitle: A Surfers Year on the California Coast *Publication Date: 1997/05/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.25

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Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Mfg Part# 9780865475090
SKU 30204795
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0865475091
Release Date 5/1/1997
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Praise
"...[A] book unlike any other, a rich mixture of adventure narrative, personal memoir, sports writing, and natural history writing....Duane has given us a style that is entirely fresh and original....[A] thoroughly enjoyable and informative read, a book significant not only for its deft grasp of subject and style but also for the promise it holds for greater things to come from a writer so young and gifted."
"Surfing hardly seems a territory wide open to literary memoir, or to nature writing of a Thoreauvian bent. But Daniel Duane smartens up what popular accounts have usually dumbed down....Duane has the naturalist's 3-D vision and a formidable descriptive net, which keep his abstractions close to the ground."
"[G]ood enough to merit comparison with Peter Matthiessen's 'Men's Lives'..."
"...Duane has succeeded in creating a seductive journal that describes not only the complexities of this sport but offers a compelling glimpse into a profoundly different raison d'etre. As he and his surf buddies chase waves, they continue to wrestle with the big issues and melancholia often seeps into their euphoria."
"Out of a young teacher's compulsion to be on an 'honest-to-God surfboard, on a daily basis' has come to a wry, lyrical ode to a sport that in the author's view has been misunderstood as a pastime for dropouts."
From the Publisher
Annotation Daniel Duane's account of a year spent surfing in Santa Cruz is also an entertaining narrative about his native landscape and its history, the cultural history of surfing, and the settling of California--including portraits of famous and infamous surfers.
Editors Note Enhanced by good-humored explanations of the physics of wave dynamics, the intricate art of surfboard design, and sharp-eyed descriptions of the flora and fauna of the Pacific wilderness, this narrative of Daniel Duane's life on the water is remarkable. From the portraits of famous and infamous surfers to an analysis of Gidget's perverse significance, Duane uncovers the myths and symbols bound up in this vibrant American subject.
Editors Note 2 A wondrous, uproarious, and surprisingly informative account of a year spend surfing, Caught Inside marks the arrival of an exuberant new voice of the outdoors. This remarkable narrative of Daniel Duane’s life on the water is enhanced by good-humored explanations of the physics of wave dynamics, the intricate art of surfboard design, and lyrical, sharp-eyed descriptions of the flora and fauna of the Pacific wilderness. From Captain Cook and Mark Twain to Robinson Jeffers and Jack London, from portraits of famous (and infamous) surfers to an analysis of Gidget’s perverse significance, Duane expertly uncovers the myths and symbols bound up in one of our most vibrant and recognizably American subjects.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0256
Publisher North Point Press
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