vintagebooksdesign:

ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE – Robert M. PIrsig

Looking to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Robert Pirsig’s modern classic, Vintage are publishing this rejacketed edition in January 2015.

It’s a difficult novel to design a cover for, however the narrator’s intention to find a perception of the world that embraces both ‘rational’ and ‘romantic’ values offered a solution.

The idea was to divide the motorcycle into component parts where each individual panel could be seen as a separate piece of artwork. Originally the artwork was intended to be more abstract, with the earlier shapes flat and simplistic, however redrawing the motorcycle added an organic element that was somewhat lacking. Essentially the ‘rational’ is represented by the motorcycle, technology and the component parts. As for the ‘romantic’? – well, that’s for you to decide!

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Water Lilies (detail), Claude Monet.

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fotojournalismus:

Baghdad, Iraq (June 27, 2014)

Iraqis sit at the famous Shahbandar cafe on Mutanabi street, known for hosting Iraq’s top elite thinkers and poets, and an Iraqi man browses a book at a library on the same street in the last picture.

Photos by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

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optimistsdaughter:

About 150 pages in, I don’t know what any of these people are doing and I love it.

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meltedchandelier :

Vladimir Nabokov, On Translating “Eugene Onegin” 

(Originally published in the New Yorker, January 8, 1955) 

This is the radio play version for the New Yorker. The true and unexpurgated last line is:
 
"Dove-droppings on your monument."

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strandbooks:

Underlined passage, The Waves by Virginia Woolf, page 267.

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What are men compared to rocks and mountains?

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