» » Lighting Out: A Vision of California and the Mountains

Download Lighting Out: A Vision of California and the Mountains fb2

by Daniel Duane
Download Lighting Out: A Vision of California and the Mountains fb2
Regional U.S.
  • Author:
    Daniel Duane
  • ISBN:
    1555972101
  • ISBN13:
    978-1555972103
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Graywolf Pr; Edition Unstated edition (April 1, 1994)
  • Pages:
    292 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Regional U.S.
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1751 kb
  • ePUB format
    1236 kb
  • DJVU format
    1433 kb
  • Rating:
    4.3
  • Votes:
    516
  • Formats:
    lrf doc lrf azw


Amazing storytelling. Daniel Duane has a way with words. Unpretentious and concise, he tells the story of his post college climbing years better than most. Highly recommend the book.

Amazing storytelling. Shelves: ffnlibrary3. For a light, quick coming of age story, it was ok. I'm not recommending it, but I wouldn't avoid it, either.

Daniel Duane has received a lot of attention for his other books, especially Caught Inside. If you love the mountains, yosemite, climbing, california, or just an entertaining read, this book will supply you with plenty of adventure

Daniel Duane has received a lot of attention for his other books, especially Caught Inside. This book, his first, may also be his best. Too bad that it is out of print now. 0. Report. If you love the mountains, yosemite, climbing, california, or just an entertaining read, this book will supply you with plenty of adventure. It will have you dreaming of warm days in the El Cap valley for months!!! 0.

Trade Paperback Duane has an honest take on surf culture, seeing both the romance and th. .

Farrar, Straus and Giroux. an ontologist of dudedom, Henry David Thoreau doing aerials on a fiberglass board. Will Blythe, Esquire. Duane has an honest take on surf culture, seeing both the romance and the irony. Best of all are his evocative, compelling observations about nature: fresh and thrilling descriptions of scenery and life on the coast. David Sheff, Los Angeles Times.

Daniel Duane grew up in Berkeley, California.

Library Journal explores with fine irony and rare depth his awakening into manhood. Daniel Duane grew up in Berkeley, California. After obtaining his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, he quickly returned to the West Coast to climb, surf, and generally live life.

Daniel Duane is the author of Lighting Out: A Vision of California and the Mountains and Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast

Daniel Duane is the author of Lighting Out: A Vision of California and the Mountains and Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Men's Journal, Outside, GQ, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, and The Village Voice. He lives in San Francisco.

As Daniel King Duane) Lighting Out: A Vision of California and the Mountains, Graywolf Press (St. Paul, MN) . Paul, MN), 1994. Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast, North Point Press/Farrar, Straus (New York, NY), 1996. of a suit-and-tie job in the business world.

Lighting Out. 257 printed pages. Duane climbed actively in the Yosemite Valley from 1987 to 1992, then went on to get a P. in American Literature at UC–Santa Cruz. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Caught Inside" (North Point Press) and "Lighting Out: A Vision of California in the Mountains" (Graywolf Press) by Daniel Duane. September 3, 1996: Talk of the Nation: "The Arab Radicals" by Adeed Dawisha, published by Council on Foreign Relations. September 7, 1996: Daniel Schorr spoke with the author: "God Has 99 Names: Reporting from a Militant Middle East" by Judith Miller, published by Simon and Schuster. September 7, 1996: Scott Simon talked with the author: "The New Doublespeak" by William Lutz, published by HarperCollins: The story of a politician who was sued in 1912 for breach of promise.

Duane, the author of two nonfiction works, ''Lighting Out: A Vision of California and the Mountains'' and ''Caught . The mountain, however, is arguably Daniel Duane's most forcefully drawn and believable character.

Duane, the author of two nonfiction works, ''Lighting Out: A Vision of California and the Mountains'' and ''Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast,'' is a climber himself, and he portrays the strange, world of mountaineering with a sharp pen. You can see the coils of rope holding Ray and Mo to the wall and tenuously holding their friendship together. It rises to the occasion, dishing out the expected fury: ''We might have been on an unformed planet.

A recent college graduate describes his search for meaning in his life while climbing the mountains of California

Coiwield
I found the chit chat with people about moving in with girls or while in the car in lines or over tables with others just plain annoying. Never moved me along to want to read the next page even. I thought perhaps it was just the start that was the problem...checked out by flipping through the rest of the book and every single time I landed on yet another boring moment of chit...let alone chat. I've been a caver and climber and love adventure...but this writing was dull. I only bought the book to ship to friend in Canada who does like this authors writing style...no one would ship her the book from Amazon to Canada...she sent a DVD and I sent her the book in exchange. My husband attempted to read the book and found the same problem I had. It is very rare one of us doesn't like a writers style enough to basically give up on the book. So that's where we are and yet our friend loves this book...so she'd give it 4-5 stars I'm certain. Amazon is good...it lets us say what we really feel and think in our reviews and usually prints them all the good and the bad together. It's wonderful to be treated that way.
Gabar
Excellent writer with expertise in his sport of passion.
Erthai
Was kind of like reading a ghost of at least two other better books that he has written? It was an ok read.. Though I remain a Daniel Duane fan!
Hrguig
This is an absolutely brilliant book by a first-time author. I liken it to 'On the Road," and other Jack Kerouac novels [I read them all!] in that it contains a sensibility that speaks for a new generation and, like Kerouac's best writing, offers a sense of freedom and life choices that should be considered. It is fresh, inspiring and, if I was a Culture God with powers to assign reading, is one of the books I would assign to every person under 30 years of age to read [older readers will enjoy it as well].

Unfortunately, Duane's subsequent books, while interesting, don't match the high standard set by this remarkable first book.
Thiama
It's been a long time since I read this, but it's one of my favorite books. I love the combination of narrative storytelling with asides into history, biography and natural history. Not as polished as later work, but still my favorite.
I love Mercedes
What's our hesitancy to give in to idealism? Duane's scribblings are exactly what a culture defined by people defining it needs. Soft and gentle California Dreaming with a backdrop of adventure and open, honest living...who doesn't need a dose of Duane's California? I adore Duane and all of his meanderings and observations on his surroundings. Any man that can write about love and the Grateful Dead, El Cap and surf towns, and not sell his soul to the new vision of extreme California is something of a gift. Duane is a deep breath of high Sierra air after a life of choking on the smog...read what you can while you can because the California that Duane writes about won't be here forever.
Quynaus
Daniel Duane has received a lot of attention for his other books, especially Caught Inside. This book, his first, may also be his best. Especially is you're a climber and can connect with the search for for a fulfulling and sustainable role in life you will find this book engaging. Too bad that it is out of print now.
This is by far the best book I have ever read. I keep coming back to it, and reading it again. If you love the mountains, yosemite, climbing, california, or just an entertaining read, this book will supply you with plenty of adventure. It will have you dreaming of warm days in the El Cap valley for months!!!