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  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448114146
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432
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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

40th Anniversary Edition




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

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance caused a sensation when it was first published in 1974.The story of the narrator, his son Chris and their month-long motorcycle odyssey from Minnesota to California profoundly affected an entire generation.Both personal and philosophical, this book is a compelling study of relationships, values, madness and, eventually, enlightenment.

  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448114146
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432
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

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

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

New Yorker

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

It is filled with beauty...a finely made whole that seems to emanate from a very special grace

Baltimore Sun

The Wholly convincing American narrator moves seamlessly between narrative, metaphysics and the fringes of insanity.

The Observer

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