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  • Published: 1 March 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099786405
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $14.99
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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

40th Anniversary Edition




'A brilliant and original book... Everybody should read it' Guardian

An odyssey into life's challenging philosophical questions during an unforgettable summer motorcycle trip, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance transformed a generation and continues to inspire millions.

One of the most influential books written in the past half-century, Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a powerful examination of how we live and a breathtaking meditation on how to live better. Following a father and his young son on a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, to complete the Chautauqua spiritual journey, it is a story of love, fear, growth, discovery and acceptance. Both personal and philosophical, it is a compelling study of relationships, values, and eventually, enlightenment and meaning - resonant with the confusions and wonders of existence.

Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974.

'The book is inspired, original.the analogies with Moby-Dick are patent' New Yorker

'Mr Pirsig has written a work of great, perhaps urgent, importance... Read this book' Observer

  • Published: 1 March 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099786405
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $14.99
Categories:

About the author

Robert Pirsig

Robert M. Pirsig was born in 1928 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He holds degrees in chemistry, philosophy, and journalism and also studied Oriental philosophy at Benares Hindu University in India. He is the author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Lila.

Praise for Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an unforgettable trip

Time

Disturbing, deeply moving, full of insights. This is a wonderful book

Times Literary Supplement

The book is inspired, original...the narrative tact, the perfect economy of effect defy criticism.The analogies with Moby-Dick are patent

New Yorker

Profoundly important-full of insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas

New York Times

Mr Pirsig has written a work of great, perhaps urgent, importance. Read this book

Observer

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