ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE


ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE

ROBERT PIRSIG    Book Number: 89652    Product format: Paperback

If you never read this classic, now's your chance. It is a philosophical odyssey into life's fundamental questions during an unforgettable summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, undertaken by a father and his 11 year old son. An incredibly influential book, it follows father and son and their story of love, fear, growth, discovery and acceptance. Against the monotonous beauty of weather and landscape, the father's inner voice begins to relate motorcycle maintenance with the order and method that define Zen Buddhism, a train of thought that leads to the notion of 'quality', a concept of such philosophical challenge that attempting to define it threatens sanity itself. The story challenges values, madness and ultimately enlightenment and this brilliant and original book should be read by everyone. First published in 1974, we have the 40th anniversary edition with an introduction by Robert Pirsig in which he reveals his original intention about the book's controversial ending and important typographical changes reflecting his ideas. 417pp, paperback.
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ISBN 9780099598169
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