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The Literary Cyclist
« on: October 09, 2005 »


The Literary Cyclist edited by James Starrs

A treasure trove of excerpts from novels, short stories, poems, and fine nonfiction all exalting bicyclists, and of course, the bicycle itself. A masterpiece of erudition and research, it is the only book of its kind, and an indispensable, unforgettable volume for anyone who cares as much about good reading as good writing.

The bicycle has inspired great writers to sing its praises, or to humorously decry its difficulties. Such a simple machine provokes a dizzying, wondrous array of emotions. Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Vladimir Nabokov, Iris Murdoch, George Bernard Shaw, Dylan Thomas, Ring Lardner, Kurt Vonnegut, Arthur Conan Doyle, Samuel Beckett, William Saroyan, and dozens of other luminaries all show - somewhere in their vast, brilliant oeuvres - a soft spot for the bicycle. James Starrs has gathered them all in one place, and his unique anthology will provide hours - days, weeks - of reading pleasure, and a lifetime of newly inspired cycling.