Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance [50th Anniversary Edition]: An Inquiry into Values

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance [50th Anniversary Edition]: An Inquiry into Values

by Robert M Pirsig
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance [50th Anniversary Edition]: An Inquiry into Values

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance [50th Anniversary Edition]: An Inquiry into Values

by Robert M Pirsig

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Overview

50th anniversary edition • With a new foreword by Matthew B. Crawford, author of Shop Class as Soulcraft

The bestselling masterpiece about one man’s search for meaning on a motorcycle trip through the American West— an enduring examination of how we live and how to live better

One of the most important and influential books of the past half century, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is Robert M. Pirsig’s classic exploration of human experience and endeavor. Pirsig’s narrative of a father and son on a summer motorcycle trip becomes a profound personal and philosophical odyssey into life’s fundamental questions. A true modern classic, it remains at once touching and transcendent, resonant with the myriad confusions of existence and the small, essential triumphs that propel us forward.

“Profoundly important. . . . Full of insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas.” —New York Times 


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063342330
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 02/13/2024
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 24,226
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Robert M. Pirsig (1928–2017) is the author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, which has sold more than five-million copies since its publication in 1974, and Lila, a finalist for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He graduated from the University of Minnesota (B.A., 1950; M.A., 1958) and attended Benares Hindu University in India, where he studied Eastern philosophy, and the University of Chicago, where he pursued a PhD in philosophy. Pirsig’s motorcycle resides in the Smithsonian Institution.

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