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Riding with Rilke: Reflections on Motorcycles and Books

 

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Seller Name: BookNest
Member since 5/2010
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Location: Blairstown, New Jersey, United States

Listing Date: 5/10/2010
   
     
 

 

 

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Title: Riding with Rilke: Reflections on Motorcycles and Books Publisher: W. W. Norton
Author: Ted Bishop Publication Date: 2006
Binding/Format: Hardcover Edition:
Condition: New in New dust jacket ISBN: 0393062619
Inventory #: 24133    
       

 

Brand new hardcover. No remainder mark. ; 0.9 x 8.3 x 5.6 Inches; 272 pages; A motorcycle odyssey that combines the sensory seduction of the road with the intellectual rewards of archival research.

Ted Bishop took one last ride before the fall term. When he tried to pass a tractor-trailer at 80 miles per hour, his motorcycle began to vibrate out of control. Bishop was flung into a ditch, breaking his back in two places, shattering a wrist and ankle, and collapsing his lungs. Left with time to write and reflect, Bishop produced Riding with Rilke, an account of the epic motorcycle trip he had completed just before the crash. Here, Bishop takes readers from Edmonton to Austin, through the classic landscapes of the American West, and to a few of America and Europe's most famous cities as he reconciles what it means to be both a road dog and a researcher. Whether describing the shock of holding Virginia Woolf's suicide note in the British Library or the outlaw thrill of cruising small American towns on his Ducati, Bishop meditates with wit and honesty on the tangled interplay of life, work, and art.  .

 

 


 

 

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