Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Author(s): Robert M. Pirsig


A book which speaks directly to the confusions and agonies of existence, detailing a personal, philosophical odyssey.


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'A brilliant and original book... Everybody should read it' Guardian

"Profoundly important...full of insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas" New York Times "Mr Pirsig has written a work of great, perhaps urgent, importance... Read this book" Observer "The book is inspired, original...the narrative tact, the perfect economy of effect defy criticism. The analogies with Moby Dick are patent" New Yorker "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

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 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Lila.

General Fields

  • : 9780099598169
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.302
  • : October 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : November 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert M. Pirsig
  • : Paperback
  • : 40th Anniversary edition
  • : English
  • : 973.92092
  • : 432