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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values (P.S.)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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 on 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 contains an interview with Pirsig and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be.

Review:

"Profoundly important...full of insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas....It is an intellectual entertainment of the highest order." The New York Times

Review:

"This book should live a long life and go through many editions....Brave wanderings, high adventures, extraordinary risks....A horn of plenty." Los Angeles Times Calendar

Review:

"A moving tale of the modern soul, and a fine detective story of a man in search of himself. Beautifully, lucidly written, it offers a large challenge and an equal reward." Chicago Daily News

Review:

"An excellent, uncommon book – to be valued. It is filled with beauty, and with a stiff terror and doubt....On page after page there are small surprises of timing and grace." Baltimore Sun

Review:

"The book is inspired, original...the narrative tact, the perfect economy of effect defy criticism. The analogies with Moby Dick are patent. Robert Pirsig invites the prodigious comparison... What else can one say?" George Steiner, The New Yorker

Review:

"A miracle....sparkles like an electric dream. Freshness, originality...that seduces you into loving motorcycles, as tender in their pistons as the petals in the Buddha's dawn lotus." The Village Voice

Review:

"From its title...to its shattering final pages, Robert Pirsig's book is extraordinary." Walter Clemons, Newsweek

Synopsis:

One of the most influential and provocative books of its generation, "Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" continues to attract and inspire readers of all ages with its intriguing blend of ancient and Eastern philosophy, cultural criticism, and scientific inquiry.

About the Author

Robert M. Pirsig was born in 1928 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He studied chemistry and philosophy (B.A., 1950) and journalism (M.A., 1958) at the University of Minnesota, pursued graduate work in philosophy at the University of Chicago, and attended Benares Hindu University in India, where he studied Oriental philosophy. He is also the author of a sequel to this book, Lila.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060839871
Author:
Pirsig, Robert M.
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Robert M Pirsig
Author:
Maupin, Armistead
Subject:
General
Subject:
Emotions
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Zen
Subject:
Parental Memoirs
Subject:
Eastern - Zen
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Values
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
7.88x5.46x1.10 in. .73 lbs.

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Product details 464 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060839871 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Profoundly important...full of insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas....It is an intellectual entertainment of the highest order."
"Review" by , "This book should live a long life and go through many editions....Brave wanderings, high adventures, extraordinary risks....A horn of plenty."
"Review" by , "A moving tale of the modern soul, and a fine detective story of a man in search of himself. Beautifully, lucidly written, it offers a large challenge and an equal reward."
"Review" by , "An excellent, uncommon book – to be valued. It is filled with beauty, and with a stiff terror and doubt....On page after page there are small surprises of timing and grace."
"Review" by , "The book is inspired, original...the narrative tact, the perfect economy of effect defy criticism. The analogies with Moby Dick are patent. Robert Pirsig invites the prodigious comparison... What else can one say?"
"Review" by , "A miracle....sparkles like an electric dream. Freshness, originality...that seduces you into loving motorcycles, as tender in their pistons as the petals in the Buddha's dawn lotus."
"Review" by , "From its title...to its shattering final pages, Robert Pirsig's book is extraordinary."
"Synopsis" by , One of the most influential and provocative books of its generation, "Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" continues to attract and inspire readers of all ages with its intriguing blend of ancient and Eastern philosophy, cultural criticism, and scientific inquiry.

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