Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance : 40th Anniversary Edition

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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, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. 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. 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 298g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Special edition
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  • 0099598167
  • 9780099598169
  • 1,418

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Disturbing, deeply moving, full of insights...this is a wonderful book
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Disturbing, deeply moving, full of insights...this is a wonderful book * Times Literary Supplement * Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an unforgettable trip * Time * The book is inspired, original...the narrative tact, the perfect economy of effect defy criticism. The analogies with Moby Dick are patent * New Yorker * Mr Pirsig has written a work of great, perhaps urgent, importance... Read this book * Observer * Profoundly important...full of insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas * New York Times *
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About 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.
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