Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

April 25, 2006|
Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M Pirsig
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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.

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 and also attended Benares Hindu University in India, where he studied Oriental philosophy. He is also the author of this book''s sequel, entitledLila.
Title:Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into ValuesFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:560 pages, 6.75 X 4.19 X 1.12 inShipping dimensions:560 pages, 6.75 X 4.19 X 1.12 inPublished:25 avril 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060589469

ISBN - 13:9780060589462

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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