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Riding with Rilke: Reflections on Motorcycles and Books (edition 2007)

by Ted Bishop

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Title:Riding with Rilke: Reflections on Motorcycles and Books
Authors:Ted Bishop
Info:W. W. Norton & Company (2007), Paperback, 272 pages
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  benitastrnad | Nov 6, 2013 |
I read this book to find a point of connection with my husband: he loves motorcycles and I love books. Bishop's journey does connect those two fascinations--in both cases he appreciates an object's material presence, as much, if not more than its function. He is a good writer and it is an enjoyable read but I still don't get the pleasure of riding motorcycles. I'd rather be reading! ( )
  robinamelia | Nov 13, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393330745, Paperback)

"Part travelogue, part ode to his bike and part literary criticism...a memoir infused with joie de vivre."—Publishers Weekly

In this "joyful book" (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 "easily blends his love of books and archives with his love of motorcycles and riding...an unusual combination...but one that ultimately works" (Library Journal). A Playboy Best Book of 2006.

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