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

by Pirsig, Robert M (Author)

ISBN: 9780060839871

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.

Format: Paperback, 430 pages

Publisher: Harper Perennial, August 2005

Product Dimensions: 7.88 L × 5.46 W × 1.1 H

Publisher Marketing: Publisher Marketing: 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 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.

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