Chautauquas

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Saturday, July 23, 2005

chautauqua

In 1974, Robert Pirsig wrote a book that captured the imagination of an entire generation and captivated many in the following generation. He called it "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance". In '99, my second year in college, when I read the book, I encountered the term Chautauqua for the first time.

"I would like to use the time to talk in some depth about things that seem important. What is in mind is a sort of Chautauqua — that´s the only name that I can think of for it — like the traveling tent-show Chautauquas that used to move across America, […] an old-time series of popular talks intended to edify and entertain, improve the mind and bring culture and enlightenment to the ears and thoughts of the hearer. "( Pirsig, p.17)

While I'm not going to pose myself as being wise enough to enlighten anyone, but the idea of talks meant to improve intellect and entertain at the same time catches my fancy. Hence, the title of this blog.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi harsh

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regards
asha

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