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"and the art of"

Posted by Bob on July 14, 2005

In Reply to: "And the art of" posted by Anders on July 13, 2005

: Chaining two things together, be they otherwise related or not, with the words "and the art of" is now a commonplace - but when did it start? I heard it first in the title of Robert M. Pirsig's famous novel, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." But is that the origin?

I believe so, but I offer no evidence other than when the book first came out, I thought it a clever turn of phrase. If it seemed original then ....

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