Zero Break: An Illustrated Collection of Surf Writing, 1777-2004

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Matt Warshaw
Harcourt, 2004 - Reference - 360 pages
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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, 1777-2004

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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

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User 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

About the author (2004)

Matt Warshaw is the former editor of Surfer magazine and has been writing about surfing for more than twenty years. Warshaw's articles have been published in the New York Times Magazine and the Wall Street Journal, and he is the author of several books. He lives in San Francisco.

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