zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

Book Title : Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Author : Robert M. Pirsig
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Date : 2009-04-21
Pages : 560
ISBN : 9780061907999
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : A Study Guide for Robert Pirsig s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Release Date : 2015-03-13
Pages : 15
ISBN : 9781410320797
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance
Author : Robert Pirsig
Publisher : Random House
Release Date : 2011-11-30
Pages : 432
ISBN : 9781448114146
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : Quicklet on Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
Author : Olimpia Lee
Publisher : Hyperink Inc
Release Date : 2011-12-14
Pages : 49
ISBN : 9781614647966
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Author : Ron Di Santo
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Date : 1990-11-19
Pages : 408
ISBN : 9780688060695
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Author : Robert M. Pirsig
Publisher :
Release Date : 1974-05-01
Pages : 412
ISBN :
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While cycling through the western states, a disillusioned American questions the meaning of existence after confronting the ghost of his former, uninstitutionalized self

Book Title : Zen and Now
Author : Mark Richardson
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2008-09-09
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9780307270481
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Part travelogue, part meditation on an author and his work, Zen and Now is a tribute to a beloved American book and the landscape that inspired it. Since it was first published in 1974, Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance has become a modern classic, a beautifully constructed blend of travel narrative and philosophical inquiry that has moved generations of readers. One of those readers was journalistMarkRichardson, who after rediscovering the book at middle age, decided to retrace Pirsig’s journey. Fromthe back of his own motorcycle, Richardson investigates what happened to the reclusive Pirsig, his family, and the people described in the book in the years after its surprising success. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Book Title : Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Author : Robert M. Pirsig
Publisher :
Release Date : 1974
Pages : 412
ISBN :
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : Analysis of Robert Pirsig s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Author : Milkyway Media
Publisher :
Release Date : 2017-07-02
Pages : 25
ISBN : 1521742537
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974) by Robert Pirsig is a heavily autobiographical novel about the author's cross-country motorcycle ride with his 11-year-old son, Chris. Haunted by his own history of mental illness, and worried about Chris, who recently received a similar diagnosis, the unnamed narrator plots a route from Minnesota to California...Purchase this in-depth analysis to learn more.

Book Title : Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Author : Wade A. Mitchell
Publisher :
Release Date : 2001
Pages : 242
ISBN : OCLC:51995073
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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