Pubblicate inizialmente su prestigiose riviste come New Yorker, Outside e Smithonian, queste storie dimostrano in modo lampante perché Krakauer è considerato il maestro del giornalismo contemporaneo d’avventura.
Dal leggendario alpinista americano Fred Beckey, un dirtbag climber che ha aperto centinaia di nuove vie in oltre settant’anni di attività, agli ultimi, tragici, giorni dell’altrettanto leggendario surfista Mark Foo, che non ha saputo cavalcare la sua ultima, impressionante onda, fino al magnate delle spedizioni commerciali himalayane Russell Brice, dato per morto a quota 8.760 sull’Everest, che ha scatenato una delle più controverse polemiche alpinistiche di tutti i tempi.
E poi un vulcano dormiente potenzialmente in grado di distruggere Seattle; un campo avventura che dovrebbe – almeno in teoria – rieducare adolescenti ribelli; una grotta del New Mexico dove gli scienziati della NASA ricostruiscono le potenziali condizioni di vita del pianeta Marte.
Questi personaggi e queste storie estreme, ripropongono il grande Krakauer spirito avventuroso, scrupoloso giornalista investigativo e narratore straordinario.
- ISBN: 8867004697
- Casa Editrice: Corbaccio
- Pagine: 192
The articles were interesting and I enjoy Krakauer's writing. What would have made the collection more relevant would have been to provide an update to what he had reported on.
Another enjoyable read from NetGalley -- a collection of Jon Krakauer articles from the 1990s from a variety of publications. The topics vary widely - mostly outdoors, mostly men and seem to focus on the risk of death from the power of nature. "Mark Foo's Last Ride" is about the death of a legendary Leggi tutto
Classic Krakauer by Jon Krakauer is a very highly recommended collection of nine pieces written for various publications, including The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian. As Krakauer notes "Most of the short pieces I wrote during the years between Eiger Dreams and Into Thin Air vanished into the
This is my first time reading Krakauer and WOW - what a writer. The articles in this collection were written between the mid 80s and 2014, and the consistency of the quality of his writing is amazing. I found every single one of the articles to be incredibly engaging - from the last days of a legend Leggi tutto
4.5 stars. Please amuse me for a moment as I thrust a non-fiction read under your nose. I have been and still am to some extent, an avid reader of climbing, mountaineering and expedition non-fiction. With a love of the mountains myself and some amateur climbing in my back pocket, I do love to read ab Leggi tutto
You can just tell that these pieces were written by a talented writer. Personally I have no interest in surfing or volcanoes or mountain climbing but when I was reading Krakauer's articles on these subjects I found myself fascinated. My favorite articles were definitely After the Fall and Loving The Leggi tutto
ARC for review - to be published March 2018.
So I love Krakauer. Therefore it should come as no surprise that I love this collection of essays. The most meaningful for me were "Mark Foo's Last Ride", "Death and Anger on Everest", and "Love Them to Death." The first of these is about a freak accident involving legendary big wave surfer Mark Foo Leggi tutto
I have previously read several books by the author, Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air and Into the Wild being my favorites. Although I have quite a few of his books still on my bookshelves that need to be read. This book, Classic Krakauer, is a collection of articles written by the author that span a wide Leggi tutto
There are a few modern day authors whose work I will pick up regardless of the subject because I greatly value their prose and string style. Krakauer is one of those (Erik Larson and Bill Bryson are too) and it is fortunate for me that I also find the subjects JK tackles tend to align with my intere Leggi tutto
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