Anos Salvajes (Paperback)
This memoir by The New Yorker Magazine writer William Finnegan is a phenomenal read. Barbarian Days encompasses, travel, surfing, and Finnegan's life growing up, living in Hawaii and California, what it was like learning to surf and so much more. He writes about discovering surf destinations where friends and neighbors in the South Bay take annual trips to now...but when he traveled there, nobody else knew about (Tava Rua). But besides Tava Rua there are numerous other destinations world wide that he visits and writes about that you will love and whether you surf or not - Barbarian Days will capture you. Great gift for a surfer friend.
This is the story of William Finnegan's obsession with surfing. He started surfing as a child in the beaches of Hawaii and California and, though he was a quiet and diligent boy, his passion for the waves made him abandon everything and pushed him to travel during his youth through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia and Africa. Thanks to these experiences, he would end up being a well-known writer and war correspondent. Anos salvajes takes the reader to unknown amazing worlds.
Anos salvajes nos habla de una obsesion, la de William Finnegan con el surf. Finnegan comenzo a hacer surf de pequeno en Hawai y California. En los anos setenta, tras finalizar sus estudios universitarios, su pasion le llevo a dejarlo todo y emprender un viaje iniciatico por Samoa, Indonesia, Fiyi, Java, Australia y Sudafrica. Este precario y singular viaje, por tierras cada vez mas salvajes, y en el que varias veces estuvo al borde de la muerte, termino llevandolo de vuelta a su pais, donde se convertiria en un reconocido escritor y corresponsal de guerra. En Estados Unidos, pese a su nuevo trabajo, su pasion por las olas se mantiene intacta: continua su busqueda de la ola perfecta -la mas grande, la mas rapida, la mas peligrosa- en San Francisco, la Costa Este o Madeira. Una busqueda incesante que es, tambien, la del sentido de su existencia.
About the Author
William Finnegan is a writer and a journalist, staff writer for The New Yorker since 1987. He's reported on different subjects like the apartheid in South Africa, the Balkan's war, Latin American politics, and poverty in the USA. His articles and reports have been awarded with several prizes and he's also the author of Crossing the line, Dateline Soweto, A Complicated War, and Cold New World: Growing Up in a Harder Country.