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Swimming Studies is a collection of autobiographical sketches that explore the worlds of competitive and recreational swimming. From her training for the Olympic trials as a teenager, to meditative swims in pools and oceans as an adult, Leanne Shapton contemplates the sport that has shaped her life. Her spare and elegant writing reveals an intimate narrative of suburban adolescence, spent underwater in a discipline that continues to inspire Shapton's work as an artist and author, while her illustrations offer a new perspective on the landscapes and imagery of swimming. Shapton emphasizes the private, often solitary moments of athletic pursuit rather than its triumphs. This remarkable work of written and visual pieces propels the reader through a beautifully personal exercise in reflection.
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: Sports, Personal Memoirs, Swimming
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Leanne Shapton
Street Date: May 24, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-4793
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