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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

Author : Robert M. Pirsig
ISBN : 9780061907999
Genre : Psychology
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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. This 25th Anniversary Quill Edition features a new introduction by the author; important typographical changes; and a Reader's Guide that includes discussion topics, an interview with the author, and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be. 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. 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, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.

Guidebook To Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

Author : Ron Di Santo
ISBN : 9780688060695
Genre : Reference
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When Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was first published in 1974, it caused a literary sensation. An entire generation was profoundly affected by the story of the narrator, his son, Chris, and their month-long motorcycle odyssey from Minnesota to California. A combination of philosophical speculation and psychological tension, the book is a complex story of relationships, values, madness, and, eventually, enlightenment. Ron Di Santo and Tom Steele have spent years investigating the background and underlying symbolism of Pirsig’s work. Together, and with the approval of Robert Pirsig, they have written a fascinating reference/companion to the original. Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance serves as a metaphorical backpack of supplies for the reader’s journey through the original work. With the background material, insights, and perspectives the authors provide, Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is destined to become required reading for new fans of the book as well as those who have returned to it over the years.

Zen And Now

Author : Mark Richardson
ISBN : 9780307373151
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On the Trail of Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Zen and Now is the story of a story that will appeal to the 5 million readers of the original and serve as an initiation to a whole new generation. Since its original publication in 1968, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values has touched whole generations of readers with its serious attempt to define “quality” in a world that seems indifferent to the responsibilities that quality brings. Mark Richardson expands that journey with an investigation of his own – to find the enigmatic author of Zen and the Art, ask him a few questions, and place his classic book in context. The result manages to be a biography of Pirsig himself – in the discovery of an unknown life of madness, murder and eventual resolution – and a splendid meditation on creativity and problem-solving, sanity and insanity.

Lila

Author : Robert Pirsig
ISBN : 9780307764218
Genre : Philosophy
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In this bestselling new book, his first in seventeen years, Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, takes us on a poignant and passionate journey as mysterious and compelling as his first life-changing work. Instead of a motorcycle, a sailboat carries his philosopher-narrator Phaedrus down the Hudson River as winter closes in. Along the way he picks up a most unlikely traveling companion: a woman named Lila who in her desperate sexuality, hostility, and oncoming madness threatens to disrupt his life. In Lila Robert M. Pirsig has crafted a unique work of adventure and ideas that examines the essential issues of the nineties as his previous classic did the seventies.

Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

Author : Robert Pirsig
ISBN : 9781448114146
Genre : Philosophy
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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.

A Study Guide For Robert Pirsig S Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410320797
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Robert Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Quicklet On Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance By Robert Pirsig

Author : Olimpia Lee
ISBN : 9781614647966
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Robert M. Pirsig is an American philosopher and author. His works include Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (1974) and Lila: An Inquiry into Morals (1991). After failing university for inattention to studies in his early 20s, Pirsig joined the Army and went to Korea, where he was introduced to Eastern philosophy. Pirsig became a creative writing professor at Montana State University in 1958. In 1960, Pirsig fell into a period of intense depression that landed him in various hospitals. In 1963, he received electroconvulsive shock therapy, illegal today. After completing his first book, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1974. Pirsig wrote Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values in 1974. The philosophical novel, based on autobiographical events, explores the "Metaphysics of Quality", a theory of reality that places Quality, or what is good or of value, as of the utmost importance. The book became an outstanding bestseller, reaching 15 million sales worldwide. It was printed in twenty-seven languages and was described by the press as "the most widely read philosophy book, ever". It was featured in Waterstones Books of the Century, The Modern Library's 100 Best Novels, and HarperCollins 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Century. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance has been categorized as a modern-day odyssey, a fictionalized autobiography, and a discursive, philosophical essay all in one.

Shop Class As Soulcraft

Author : Matthew B. Crawford
ISBN : 1594202230
Genre : Business & Economics
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A philosopher and mechanic extolls the virtues of manual labor, describing how the satisfactions and challenges of creating with one's own hands promotes a sense of connection to life that office work suppresses.

Hell S Angels

Author : Hunter S. Thompson
ISBN : UCSC:32106009086296
Genre : Social Science
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Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels--Hell's Angels, that is. He's lived with them, he knows them and their machines, he speaks their langauge, and he reports it back to the world with all the fearsome force of a souped-up cyclone burning rubber.

Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

Author : Robert M. Pirsig
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Genre : Essentialism (Philosophy)
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance caused a literary sensation when it was first published in 1974. The story of the narrator, his son Chris and their month-long motorcycle odyssey from Minnesota to California, profoundly affected an entire generation. A combination of philosophical speculation and psychological tension, the book is a story of relationships, values, madness and, eventually, enlightenment.

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