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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (50th Anniversary Edition)

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (50th Anniversary Edition)


Book Overview: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (50th Anniversary Edition)

50th anniversary edition - With an introduction by Matthew B. Crawford, bestselling author of Shop Class as Soulcraft

The bestselling, highly influential masterpiece about one man's search for meaning on a motorcycle trip through the American West--an enduring roadmap for living a richer, more purposeful existence.

Sometimes it's better to travel than to arrive.

A father sets off on a one-month motorcycle trip with his son and heads West. What begins as a seemingly simple travelogue evolves into a philosophical exploration of human experience and endeavor. Through a meditation on the craft of motorcycle maintenance, an austerely beautiful, profound reckoning of our relationship to technology and time emerges, as well as a celebration of the small but essential triumphs that move us forward and make life worth living.

First published in 1974, Robert M. Pirsig's exhilarating classic was an instant phenomenon of the counterculture generation and continues to cut to the core of the contemporary experience today. This beautiful fiftieth anniversary edition, now with a new foreword by acclaimed bestselling author Matthew B. Crawford, celebrates the endurance of an iconic cultural touchstone.

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PublisherMariner Books
Publication DateFebruary 13, 2024
Weight lbs
Robert M. Pirsig was an accomplished American author best known for his philosophical novel, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance". Born in 1928 in Minneapolis, Pirsig had a remarkable IQ of 170, and by age 15, he was already a biochemistry student at the university. His first novel, published in 1974, was widely recognized as a classic of popular philosophy and has sold millions of copies worldwide. It explores the metaphysics of quality through a cross-country motorcycle journey that the author undertook with his son. Pirsig received Guggenheim and Danforth Fellowships for his work. He passed away in 2017.

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