Zen and the Art of Donkey MaintenanceZen and the Art of Donkey Maintenance

Robert Crisp's account of his travels, originally serialised in the Sunday Express, is an honest, funny, touching account of this charming rogue's journey through a foreign land and culture in search of inner peace and happiness.

Author: Robert Crisp

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781448215225


Page: 228

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I looked again at the folded map of Europe in my hand. Then I crossed the road to the Continental booking office and bought a ticket for Salzburg in Austria. “Return?" asked the clerk. “Definitely not," I told him. In December 1966, the New Year looked exciting for fifty-five-year-old Robert Crisp. As a man whose youth was spent in constant adventure, leading a calm, domestic life in England had become a burden from which he needed to break free. Named by Wisden as "One of the most extraordinary men ever to play Test cricket" Crisp served as a soldier in the Second World War in Greece and North Africa for which he was decorated for bravery, later becoming a writer and journalist. With his marriage over and his sons old enough to fend for themselves, Crisp decided to start a new life. With sixty pounds in his pocket, his wartime disability pension of ten pounds a month, and a plan to write about his adventures under a pseudonym, his journey began. Through twenty columns filed from abroad over years of rustic living and travel, Crisp, as Peter White, shared his experiences of hitch-hiking through Yugoslavia, settling in a beach shack in Greece where he attempted to cultivate the stubborn land, and a nearly fatal solo boat trip around Corfu. As the first year of his dream life came to a close, he found out that the stomach pain he had been suffering was not a side effect of too much Greek wine, but cancer. With a prediction of only one year to live, he set off on a trek around Crete, his only companion a donkey with plenty of personality. Robert Crisp's account of his travels, originally serialised in the Sunday Express, is an honest, funny, touching account of this charming rogue's journey through a foreign land and culture in search of inner peace and happiness.

Victoria and AlbertVictoria and Albert

Whether it's the classic crime of Margery Allingham or Edmund Crispin, the short stories of H. E. Bates or fascinating biographies such as Zen and the Art of Donkey Maintenance by Robert Crisp or the award nominated Bloomsbury's ...

Author: Hector Bolitho

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781448216840


Page: 381

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On 10 February 1840 a young Queen formed a union that would define an age. Victoria and Albert charts the passionate relationship of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and examines how their loving and forward-thinking union propelled Britain into a golden age of innovation, conquest and social reform. Drawing on diary entries, contemporary letters and memoirs, Bolitho explores how Victoria defied expectations and created a new dawn in which sovereignty and domesticity were unified. While many monarchies across Europe were threatened with revolution, Queen Victoria became a symbol of security for her nation by leading Britain through the advancing industrial age, taxing European wars, and glories of an empire. This sincere account paints a portrait of a concerned mother, a dutiful wife, and a resolute Queen.

Going PlacesGoing Places

... 134 Zen and Now: On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, 149—50 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle ... 238 To aMountain in Tibet, 181—82 Travels with My Donkey: One Man and His Ass on aPilgrimage to Santiago, ...

Author: Robert Burgin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598849721


Page: 572

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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Journey into the Zohar AJourney into the Zohar A

Immediately Rabbi Yohanan dismounted from the donkey and wrapped himself [in his prayer shawl] and sat upon a stone ... Not unlike a thirteenth-century Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, the Zohar encourages us to step out, ...

Author: Nathan Wolski

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438430553


Page: 280

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An introduction to the Zohar, the crowning work of medieval Kabbalah. Includes original translations and analysis.


There were others: treat the car like a donkey, a horse, he said. ... whose Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance faded from pop Zen into misunderstood Plato, Muir's advice was practical as well as philosophical.

Author: Phil Patton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743202428


Page: 248

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Traces the history of the Volkswagen Beetle, from its first introduction as a Nazi propaganda tool and its postwar status as a countercultural icon to its successful revision in 1998.

Triumph Around the WorldTriumph Around the World

Donkey trains trekked up to fifty miles to obtain water. For the last couple of hours the ... I did not think he would be too impressed with Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, so I said “no.” He then asked if he could sign ...

Author: Robbie Marshall

Publisher: Eye & Lightning Books

ISBN: 9781908646217


Page: 250

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Robbie Marshall had it all - love, children and a successful business. So why did he trade it all in for the saddle of a Triumph Trophy and an out-of-date world atlas? Robbie knew that if he did not indulge his desire to explore, he would regret it for the rest of his life. After shipping his Triumph motorbike to the United States, Robbie kick-started his life on a journey that would take him across five continents and around the globe. Despite witnessing a gangland execution, sleeping rough, getting imprisoned and mugged, Robbie had the time of his life. Triumph Around the World is one hell of a ride.

Doc s CodicilDoc s Codicil

—Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance DOC'S MANUSCRIPT New Orleans, Evening, December 19, 1987 With more competing agendas than a Republican Presidential Primary, the cast, the support people, and the wranglers ...

Author: Gary F. Jones

Publisher: BQB Publishing

ISBN: 9781939371843


Page: 344

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When Wisconsin veterinarian Doc dies, his family learns that to inherit his fortune, they must decipher the cryptic codicil he added to his will---"Take Doofus squirrel-fishing"---and they can only do that by talking to Doc's friends, reading the memoir Doc wrote of a Christmas season decades earlier, searching through Doc's correspondence, and discovering clues around them. Humor abounds as this mismatched lot tries to find time in their hectic lives to work together to solve the puzzle. In the end, will they realize that fortune comes in many guises? "Doc's Codicil" is a mystery told with abundant humor. It tells the story of a veterinarian who teaches his heirs a lesson from the grave.

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