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

Category: Book
By (author): Pirsig, Robert M.
Subject:  PHILOSOPHY / Eastern
  PHILOSOPHY / General
  PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions
  PSYCHOLOGY / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: April 2006
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.75in x 4.18in x 1.12in
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From The Publisher*

One of the most important and influential books written in 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 breathtaking meditation on how to live better. Here is the book that transformed a generation: an unforgettable narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, undertaken by a father and his young son. A story of love and fear -- of growth, discovery, and acceptance -- that becomes a profound personal and philosophical odyssey into life's fundamental questions, this uniquely exhilarating modern classic is both touching and transcendent, resonant with the myriad confusions of existence . . . and the small, essential triumphs that propel us forward.

From The Publisher*One of the most important and influential books written in 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 breathtaking meditation on how to live better. Here is the book that transformed a generation: an unforgettable narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America’s Northwest, undertaken by a father and his young son. A story of love and fear -- of growth, discovery, and acceptance -- that becomes a profound personal and philosophical odyssey into life’s fundamental questions, this uniquely exhilarating modern classic is both touching and transcendent, resonant with the myriad confusions of existence . . . and the small, essential triumphs that propel us forward.
Review Quote*"An unforgettable trip."
Review Quote*"The book is inspired, original. . . . The analogies with Moby-Dick are patent."
Review Quote*"Profoundly important...full of insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas."
Review Quote*"It is filled with beauty. . .a finely made whole that seems to emanate from a very special grace."
Review Quote*"A miracle . . . sparkles like an electric dream."
Biographical Note

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.