Riding with Rilke: Reflections on Motorcycles and Books

Riding with Rilke: Reflections on Motorcycles and Books

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qPart travelogue, part ode to his bike and part literary criticism...a memoir infused with joie de vivre.qa€”Publishers Weekly In this qjoyful bookq (Booklist), archive diver and Ducati enthusiast Ted Bishop takes readers on an epic trip from Edmonton to Austin, through the classic landscapes of the American West, and to some of America's and Europe's most famous cities as he considers what it means to be a road dog and a researcher. Whether describing how he came to own a Ducati, debating the merits of D. H. Lawrence's novels, relishing the outlaw thrill of cruising small American towns on his bike, or holding Virginia Woolf's suicide note in the British Library, Bishop qeasily blends his love of books and archives with his love of motorcycles and riding...an unusual combination...but one that ultimately worksq (Library Journal). A Playboy Best Book of 2006.at first glance, but by this point in its history the book needed no introduction. ... So Cerf took a copy of Ulysses and pasted in reviews by eminent men of letters such as Arnold Bennett, Edmund Wilson, Ford Madox Ford, and Ezra Pound.

Title:Riding with Rilke: Reflections on Motorcycles and Books
Author:Ted Bishop
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 2007-11-17


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