Synopses & Reviews
The real cycle you're working on is a cycle called 'yourself.'
One of the most important and influential books of the past half-century, Robert M. Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a powerful, moving, and penetrating examination of how we live and a meditation on how to live better. The narrative of a father on a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest with his young son, it becomes a profound personal and philosophical odyssey into life's fundamental questions. A true modern classic, it remains at once touching and transcendent, resonant with the myriad confusions of existence and the small, essential triumphs that propel us forward.
The narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son becomes a text which speaks directly to the confusions and agonies of existence, detailing a personal, philosophical odyssey.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the original publication of this cult classic. This new edition includes a brand new introduction by the author, important typographical changes, and a Reader's Guide that contains discussion topics, an interview with Pirsig, and details about how the book came to be.