Running is Life: Transcending the Crisis of Modernity

June 7, 2010|
Running is Life: Transcending the Crisis of Modernity by Bruce Fleming
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Running feels good. It also centers the runner in the world, solves the problems implied by the Cartesian split between body and soul, and establishes an active relationship between the self and others. Running takes the motion we are all born with (that is the essence of life) and with the individual providing the impetus, projects us into the world of others. When we run, we transcend ourselves and place ourselves in the world. Running is Life is set in many places-Cairo, the Eastern Sierras, Las Vegas, New York''s Adirondack Mountains, and Barcelona, among others-but always in the moving body of the runner hurtling both through and into the world. Running is Life is both a hymn to human motion and an explanation of its sweetness.
Bruce Fleming is a graduate of Haverford College with subsequent degrees from the University of Chicago and Vanderbilt University. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the Free University Berlin and has studied in Paris and Siena. He has taught for more than two decades at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. He is the author of numerous books...
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Title:Running is Life: Transcending the Crisis of ModernityFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:158 pages, 9.26 X 6.12 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:158 pages, 9.26 X 6.12 X 0.5 inPublished:June 7, 2010Publisher:UPALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0761851755

ISBN - 13:9780761851752

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