Footnotes: How running makes us human

Cregan-Reid, Vybarr (2016) Footnotes: How running makes us human. Ebury, Penguin Random House, London, 352 pp. ISBN 0091960193. E-ISBN 978-0091960193. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Running is not just a sport; it is the breaking down of our increasingly structured and demanding lives. In our always-on world, we are becoming alienated from our environment and ourselves, running reconnects us, lifts the spirit and allows our minds out to play and can help us to remember some of the impossible strangeness of what it means to be human. Footnotes will take you out to tread London’s streets, climbing to sites that have seen a millennium of hangings, or down the crumbling alleyways of Ruskin's Venice. It will transport you to the cliff tops of Hardy's Dorset, the deserted shorelines of Seattle, the giant redwood forests of California and the boulevards of Paris, using debates in literature, philosophy, biology and neuroscience to explore that simple human desire to run. Liberating and inspiring, this book will remind you why feeling the earth beneath our feet is a necessary and healing part of our lives. This is the new psychogepgraphy, just done a bit faster. "It’s hard to imagine a more compelling or poetic running companion than Vybarr Cregan-Reid. He inspires us not just to run, but to be truly alive while we are doing it." (Scarlett Thomas) "Insightful and intoxicating. Vybarr Cregan-Reid's book makes you take your shoes off and run through a world of ideas about nature." (Lynne Truss)

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: running, psychogeography, neuroscience, paleoanthropology, philosophy, biology, biomechanics, Thomas Hardy, William Hazlitt, Virginia Woolf, Leo Tolstoy, marathon, Charles Dickens, gym, treadmill, Oscar Wilde
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English > Centre for Victorian Literature and Culture
Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Vybarr Cregan-Reid
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2015 10:51 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2016 11:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52497 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
ORCiD (Cregan-Reid, Vybarr): http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4346-3833
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