Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Pirsig, Robert M.

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

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A penetrating examination of how we live and how to live better

Few books transform a generation and then establish themselves as touchstones for the generations that follow. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is one such book. This modern epic of a man's search for meaning became an instant bestseller on publication in 1974, acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters. It continues to inspire millions.

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.

Author: Robert M. Pirsig
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Published: 08/02/2005
Pages: 464
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 1.50d
ISBN13: 9780060839871
ISBN10: 0060839872
BISAC Categories:
- Travel | Essays & Travelogues
- Philosophy | Zen
- Philosophy | Eastern