Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance : an inquiry into values
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Published:
New York : HarperTorch, [2006], c1974.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xv, 540 pages ; 18 cm.
Lexile measure:
1040L
Rating:
Adult
Status:
Maplewood High - Teen Non-Fiction
917.304 PIR
Nashville School of the Arts - Teen Non-Fiction
917.3 PIR
Description

One of the most important and influential books written in the past half-century, Robert M. Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a powerful, moving, and penetrating examination of how we live . . . and a breathtaking meditation on how to live better. Here is the book that transformed a generation: an unforgettable narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, undertaken by a father and his young son. A story of love and fear -- of growth, discovery, and acceptance -- that becomes a profound personal and philosophical odyssey into life's fundamental questions, this uniquely exhilarating modern classic is both touching and transcendent, resonant with the myriad confusions of existence . . . and the small, essential triumphs that propel us forward.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780060589462 :
Lexile measure:
1040

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Description
The novel, published in 1974, uses a long motorcycle trip to frame a prolonged exploration of the world of ideas, about life and how best to live it. It references perspectives from Western and Eastern Civilizations as it explores the central question of the how to pursue technology so that human life is enriched rather than degraded. Narrated in the first person, it incorporates a parallel presentation of trip details and an ongoing retrospective concerning dramatic events from the Narrator's past, creating rich symbolism and including numerous analogies reinforcing the overall theme of coming to terms with the mysteries of why we exist and how best to live.
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Adult,Follett Library Resources.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Pirsig, R. M. (20061974). Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance: an inquiry into values. New York: HarperTorch.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Pirsig, Robert M. 20061974. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values. New York: HarperTorch.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Pirsig, Robert M, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values. New York: HarperTorch, 20061974.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Pirsig, Robert M. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values. New York: HarperTorch, 20061974. Print.

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