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

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Random House, Nov 30, 2011 - Philosophy - 432 pages
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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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User Review  - delta351 - LibraryThing

First read this @ 2002 while backpacking in Central America. Thought it was good, in an unidentifiable way. Handed it off to a fellow hiker at the time, which I would rarely do. Before I began reading ... Read full review

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User Review  - RajivC - LibraryThing

I read this book after many years, and it remains the classic it was always meant to be. I took my time to read the book, because it is one that works on many planes. While yes, there is the road trip ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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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