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Running

Running

  • Title: Running
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  • ISBN : 9781595584731
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 128 pages


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 post World War II communist rule of Czechoslovakia, Running a bestseller in France follows the famed career 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 post World War II communist rule of Czechoslovakia, Running a bestseller in France follows the famed career of Czech runner Emil Z topek 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.Z topek, 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 Echenoz s signature style elegant yet playful Running is both a beautifully imagined and executed portrait of a man and his art, and a powerful depiction of a country s propagandizing grasp on his fate


Author Jean Echenoz

Born December 26 some sources say 23 , 1947, in Orange, France son of Marc a psychiatrist and Annie an engraver Echenoz children Jerome Arthur Education Attended Universit d Aix en Provence and Universit de Paris Sorbonne He has published twelve novels to date and received about ten literary prizes, including the Prix M dicis 1983 for Cherokee, the Prix Goncourt 1999 for I m Gone J




Running Reviews (31)

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  • insan v cudunun s n rlar , spor ve siyaset ili kisi gibi asl nda belki y zlerce sayfa konu ulacak bir konuyu zel bir atlet olan Emil Z topek zerinden, Emil in ko u temposuna benzer bir tempo ile anlatm yazar.Emil in zel ko u tarz gibi kimi zaman ok h zlanarak kimi zaman yava layarak, ve son d zl kte [..]

  • Echenoz dan yine k sa 82 sayfa ama etkileyici bir kitap Ben, ok sevdi im, sayfa kenarlar k rm zya boyal Helikopter Yay nlar ndan kan evirisini okudum T rk e si Goodreads e girmemi hen z Kitap, nl ekoslovak yle bir lke varken atlet Emil Zapotek in ilgin yk s Zapotek i y llar nce seyretti im bir belge [..]

  • Ci sono persone votate alla costanza e alla volont ferrea di riuscire a raggiungere un risultato, senza per questo perdere il proprio lato umano.Echenoz ci racconta la storia di una di queste persone Emil Z topek, un uomo che ha corso per decenni, con la faccia deformata dallo sforzo fuori, e col so [..]

  • N o preciso gostar de correr para se ler este livro, embora ajude a perceber melhor os feitos de Emil Zatopek A primeira vez que ouvi este nome falha cultural minha foi noutro livro Nascidos para correr e fiquei logo impressionada com o car cter humilde que lhe era atribu do, embora tivesse consegui [..]

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