James Purefoy stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Robert M. Pirsig’s multi-million bestselling philosophical novel One of the most important and influential books of the past half-century, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance® tells the iconic story of a father and son’s motorcycle trip across America in the 1960s. Yet it also describes a personal and philosophical journey, asking questions along the way about how to live a meaningful life. The narrator takes a cross-country motorcycle trip from Minnesota to California with his young son, during which the maintenance of the motorcycle becomes an illustration of how to unify the cold, rational realm of technology with the warm, imaginative realm of artistry. The narrator wrestles with both the ghost of his past and some of the most important philosophical questions of the 20th century. The narrator’s need to reconcile his past and present selves drives him and his son forward, to a point where all is lost or won. Now dramatised for the first time by Peter Flannery (Our Friends in the North, George Gently, The Devil’s Whore) and starring James Purefoy (Rome, Injustice, Ironclad), this full-cast drama adds a new and original dimension to a true modern classic.WARNING: this recording contains strong language.
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|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Robert M. Pirsig was born in Minneapolis. He studied chemistry, philosophy, and journalism at the University of Minnesota and attended Benares Hindu University in India, where he studied Oriental philosophy.
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The production quality of this CD is excellent, very much worthy of a 5/5 rating. The acting was excellent and I felt that the sound effects added to the overall listening experience. Why the 3/5 rating then? The text version of the work is exceedingly broad in its scope. Much of what resonated with me long ago did not make it into this version and in that it was a disappointment. However if you are curious about ZAMM and would like to get a better feel for its range prior to deciding whether to read the book then by all means it is an excellent introduction.