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Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

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The modern epic that transformed a generation and continues to inspire millions — a penetrating examination of how we live and how to live better.

A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning, the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, this classic is a touching and transcendent book of life.

This new edition is updated with important typographical changes, a penetrating new introduction, and a Reader's Guide that includes an interview with Pirsig and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be.

About the Author

Robert M. Pirsig was born in 1928 in Minneapolis. He studied chemistry and philosophy (B.A., 1950) and journalism (M.A., 1953) at the University of Minnesota and also attended Benares Hindu University in India where he studied Oriental philosophy. He is also the author of a sequel to this book, entitled Lila.

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lila, January 25, 2008 (view all comments by lila)
I'm surprised to not see any reader reviews. I first read this book when I was 19 years old (let's just say the book was still fairly new at that time...). Much of it was over my head, but I remember spending a lot of time thinking about it - so much that it took me forever to get through it!

Since that time, I have read this book every year for the last ten years. It still provokes thought and a lot of it is still over my head...but it has been a good friend.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060958329
Subtitle:
An Inquiry into Values
Author:
Pirsig, Robert
Publisher:
Perennial
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Self
Subject:
Emotions
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Zen
Subject:
Parental Memoirs
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Eastern - Zen
Edition Description:
1st Perennial Classics ed.
Series:
Perennial Classics
Series Volume:
106-945
Publication Date:
20001001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.01x5.29x1.17 in. .86 lbs.

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