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    DescriptionWITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR AND A READER'S GUIDE 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.


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    Title
    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    Subtitle
    An Inquiry into Values
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Pirsig
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099786405
    ISBN 10: 0099786400
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    DC22: B
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: B-560, B-961
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000, PHI025000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY013000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE20
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: CT275.P648
    DC22: 917.304923
    BIC subject category V2: HPX
    Thema V1.0: QRFB23, JMQ, DNB, WTL, QDX
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    02 August 1991
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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 this book's sequel, entitled Lila.
    Review quote
    "Mr Pirsig has written a work of great, perhaps urgent, importance. Read this book" Observer "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
    Review text
    A remarkable classic, at last back in print. It is not (of course) about motorcycle maintenance, nor is it about a motorcycle journey (though, of course, it is, too). It is a guide, a life support system, a novel, a philosophical treatise, an attempt to analyse life, an examination of the nature of space and time... all things to most men (and women). This is perhaps the archetypal mind-stretching book: anyone who does not know it is missing something. (Kirkus UK)