Booktopia Book Guru says: A must for any bright young person looking for answers to the big questions. They won't find doctrine here, or any definitive answers, either, but they may just learn how ask questions and seek answers more effectively. And that's something.
A book which speaks directly to the confusions and agonies of existence, detailing a personal, philosophical odyssey.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance caused a 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. Both personal and philosophical, this book is a compelling study of relationships, values, madness and, eventually, enlightenment.
About the Author
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 this book's sequal, entitled LILA.
"Mr Pirsig has written a work of great, perhaps urgent, importance. Read this book" Observer "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an unforgettable trip" Time "Disturbing, deeply moving, full of insights. This is a wonderful book" Times Literary Supplement "The book is inspired, original...the narrative tact, the perfect economy of effect defy criticism.The analogies with Moby-Dick are patent" New Yorker "Profoundly important-full of insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas" New York Times
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: March 2008
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 13.1 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1