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Publisher Description

THE CLASSIC BOOK THAT HAS INSPIRED MILLIONS

A penetrating examination of how we live and how to live better

Few books transform a generation and then establish themselves as touchstones for the generations that follow. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is one such book. This modern epic of a man’s search for meaning became an instant bestseller on publication in 1974, acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters. It continues to inspire millions. 

A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions on 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, this classic is a touching and transcendent book of life.

This new edition contains an interview with Pirsig and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2009
April 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
448
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Dr Roger the Lodger ,

Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Read this book 40 years ago & enjoyed it. Now having read it again I realised back then I didn't understand half of it and now enjoyed it much more. It's a story of madness and disconnection, sanity and love woven in and out to make an intriguing picture to be seen from quite different perspectives.

ThunderPig ,

Must read!

To zoombies, it came out in 1974.

Don't how many times I've read it but I get something from it every time. I think I start again today!

Dan Patterson ,

This Book Will Change Your Life

Whatever the cost - digital or tangible - this book is worth worth it.

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