Outside 25: Classic Tales and New Voices from the Frontiers of Adventure

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Hal Espen
W. W. Norton & Company, 2003 - 624 páginas
True stories of wild places and extreme endeavors from the magazine that invented adventure writing as we know it. Sebastian Junger goes whaling; Jon Krakauer solves the fatal mystery of a lost hiker; David Quammen tracks big, bad wolves in Romania; Ian Frazier profiles the world's wiliest mushroom hunter; Susan Orlean goes native with Maui's surfer girls; Paul Theroux taps the mysterious magic of islands; Bill McKibben crosses the disappearing finish line; Bill Vaughn skates home backwards; David Rakoff survives survival school. Outside 25 brings together the best of the best: the finest articles and essays published in the nationally acclaimed magazine over the past decade. Selected by Outside's editors, the collection honors the 25th anniversary of the magazine and contains some of the greatest nonfiction gathered anywhere. The 36 writers represented here share a passionate, irreverent, commonsense devotion to the complicated, messy, fact-studded, awful, and frequently funny truth. With all the drama, irony, twists of fate, and tragedy of the classics retold, this extraordinary collection shows why adventure storytelling continues to enthrall.

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Outside's gem of a silver anniversary anthology gathers 35 articles, most published within the last five years, that exuberantly extend "the boundaries of adventure storytelling." The usual suspects ... Leer comentario completo

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The Very Short History of Nunavut WILLIAM T VOLLMANN
29
Another Day in the Drop Zone PETER MAASS
47
Here the Bear and the Mafia Roam BOB SHACOCHIS
71
Everest to the Left of Me Unrest to the Right EDWARD HOAGLAND
90
The Essential Nature of Islands PAUL THEROUX
106
The Last Days of the Mountain Kingdom PATRICK SYMMES
120
My Son the Manatee W HODDING CARTER
143
Does the Mushroom Love Its Plucker? IAN FRAZIER
156
Across the Disappearing Finish Line BILL MCKIBBEN
339
Death of an Innocent JON KRAKAUER
361
Fear of Falling GREG CHILD
383
The Boy Scout vs the Mutant BRUCE BARCOTT
402
The Climber Comes Down to Earth DANIEL DUANE
419
As Freezing Persons Recollect the Snow PETER STARK
438
Long Gone BRYAN DI SALVATORE AND DEIRDRE MCNAMER
471
The Captain Went Down with the Ship DANIEL COYLE
494

The Whale Hunters SEBASTIAN JUNGER
184
And Old Views Shall Be Replaced by New MARK LEVINE
198
The PostCommunist Wolf DAVID QUAMMEN
225
One Nation Under Ted JACK HITT
242
Thinking About MachineMan HAMPTON SIDES
265
The Unbearable Lightness of Being the Boarder Queen SARA CORBETT
291
Its Gonna Suck to Be You STEVE FRIEDMAN
308
Mr Sunset Rides Again ROB BUCHANAN
322
See a Little Silhouetto of a Man TAN FRAZIER
515
Dr Pepper RANDY WAYNE WHITE 5 36
536
The LowTech HighSpeed RetroManic
560
King of the Dirtbags MARK JENKINS
572
Skating Home Backward BILL VAUGHN
583
Contributors
594
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