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On the high wire

Author: Philippe Petit; Paul Auster
Publisher: New York : New Directions Books, 2019.
Series: New Directions paperbook.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this poetic handbook, the world-famous high-wire artist Philippe Petit offers a window into the world of tightrope walking. Petit masterfully explains how preparation and self-control contributed to such feats as walking between the towers of Notre Dame and the World Trade Center. Addressing such topics as the rigging of the wire, the walker's first steps, his salute and exercises, and the work of other renowned  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe Petit; Paul Auster
ISBN: 9780811228640 0811228649 9781474613705 1474613705
OCLC Number: 1057377079
Notes: "A New Directions paperbook."
Description: xxv, 115 pages ; 19 cm
Series Title: New Directions paperbook.
Other Titles: Traité du funambulisme.
Responsibility: Philippe Petit ; translated, with an introduction, by Paul Auster.

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The star of MAN ON WIRE offers a meditation on the ecstasy of conquering our fears and reaching for the stars, translated and introduced by Paul Auster  Read more...

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What sets Philippe in a class all his own is his restless quest to conquer the greatest physical heights, achieving a precise balance of chaos and creativity. He is an inspiration -- MIKHAIL Read more...

 
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