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  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Bison Books (1 Sept. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803269099
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803269095
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 0.9 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 228,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Few sportswriters fancy themselves members of the literary avant-garde, but Frenchman Paul Fournel is the real deal. In his carefully cadenced prose poem Need for the Bike, translated by Allan Stoekl, he shares a passion for the sport matched only by his love of language."-Bicycling Bicycling "A fascinating mix of bicycling memories, observations, and experiences the author has gathered during a lifetime of cycling... This very personal book, doled in short, easily digestible doses, packs a meal that ultimately satisfies deeply."-ForeWord ForeWord

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Paul Fournel is a member of Oulipo, a collective of avant-garde writers whose works focus on the problems and puzzles of language. He is presently the cultural attaché at the French Embassy in Cairo. Allan Stoekl is a professor of French at Pennsylvania State University, the author and editor of a number of books, and the translator of Maurice Blanchot’s The Most High (Nebraska 1996).


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