Zero Break: An Illustrated Collection of Surf Writing, 1777-2004
Harcourt, 2004 - Reference - 360 pages
The author of The Encyclopedia of Surfing returns with this definitive anthology of the best-ever writing about surfing, illustrated with classic and cutting-edge photographs and artwork. Hip and eclectic, the collection speaks to surfing's widespread and longstanding appeal: from Mark Twain's nineteenth-century description in Roughing It to Susan Orlean's essay on girl surfers in Maui and Tom Wolfe's "The Pump House Gang."
This anthology covers it all-from early surfing literature to descriptions of the sport's most colorful characters, from hair-raising tales of big-wave surfing to an exploration of surf culture.
Includes contributions by:
R. Crumb, Daniel Duane, William Finnegan, Rick Griffin, Frederick Kohner, Jack London, Herman Melville, Susan Orlean, Charles Schulz, Mark Twain, and Tom Wolfe
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Zero Break : An Illustrated Collection of Surf Writing, 1777-2004User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Warshaw, the creator of the excellent Encyclopedia of Surfing , makes another valuable contribution to the surf-writing canon with this formidable illustrated surfing anthology. Much surf writing is ... Read full review
Review: Zero Break: An Illustrated Collection of Surf Writing, 1777-2004User Review - Anne - Goodreads
highly recommended for a light summer read. i bought it because a) i love the beach, b) i am a wannabe surfer, and lastly, c) i just want a big, hefty and chunkster of a book to chuck those posers on the beach.. eeesssh! Read full review