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By Richard Holmes

ISBN-10: 1590175700

ISBN-13: 9781590175705

Shelley: The Pursuit is the e-book with which Richard Holmes—the most interesting literary biographer of our day—made his identify. allotting with the normal Victorian photo of Shelley as a blandly airy personality, Holmes initiatives a startling photograph of “a darker and extra earthly, crueler and extra able figure.” Expelled from collage, disowned by means of his aristocratic father, pushed from England, Shelley led a existence marked from its commencing to its early finish via a violent rejection of society; he embraced uprising and shame with out considered the expense to himself or to others. right here now we have the true Shelley—radical agitator, atheist, apostle of unfastened love, yet particularly an excellent and uncompromising poetic innovator, whose existence and paintings have proved an crucial idea to poets as diversified as W.B. Yeats and Allen Ginsberg.

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So begin here, even if you were the star sprinter for your high school or college swim team. Your strokes might have become a bit sloppy, your memory of the finer points a bit shaky; your endurance might have dropped way off; or you may have been doing something incorrectly all along. Experienced swimmers can probably zip right through this section. If you can, you won’t have to spend much time on it. And if you can’t, it means it’s a good thing you began here. The lessons in this first section are also mini-workouts, designed to improve gradually your fitness level along with your skills.

Physical fitness. I. Bruning, Nancy P. II. Title. 1 THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO ALL SWIMMERS — PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE. MAY YOUR JOIE DE L’EAU ALWAYS BE PART OF YOUR JOIE DE VIVRE! ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Since I’ve been swimming all my life, acknowledging everyone who has contributed in some way to the information found between the covers of this book seems a more formidable task than writing the book itself! But here goes. I’d like to thank: My parents, Leon and Dorothea, who introduced me to the wonders of the water at a very early age.

Remember, you should be forming air bubbles just the way you did at home in your sink. Repeat five times, putting your head down a little deeper into the water each time. Take a break; then repeat five more times. EXTRA TIPS Try to inhale fully and deeply. While exhaling, allow your body to go limp. Make sure you don’t cheat: put your whole face into the water, not just the tip of your nose. If you have trouble anywhere along the way (coughing or choking), stop and go back to an earlier part of the exercise until it feels comfortable.

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