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    DescriptionAcclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. This 25th Anniversary Quill Edition features a new introduction by the author; important typographical changes; and a Reader's Guide that includes discussion topics, an interview with the author, and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of 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, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.

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    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    An Inquiry into Values
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Pirsig
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 412
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780688002305
    ISBN 10: 0688002307

    BIC E4L: PHI
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
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    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000, PHI025000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15280
    B&T General Subject: 610
    B&T Approval Code: A11700000
    DC21: 917.304
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE20
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    B&T Approval Code: A37384000
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    LC classification: CT275.P648
    BIC subject category V2: HPX
    DC22: 917.3/04/920924
    LC classification: CT275.P648 A3 1974
    Thema V1.0: WTL, QDX
    Edition statement
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 May 1974
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "The book is inspired, original. . . . The analogies with Moby-Dick are patent."--The New Yorker