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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

THE CLASSIC BOOK THAT HAS INSPIRED MILLIONS

A penetrating examination of how we live and how to live better

Few books transform a generation and then establish themselves as touchstones for the generations that follow. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is one such book. This modern epic of a man's search for meaning became an instant bestseller on publication in 1974, acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters. It continues to inspire millions.

A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions on 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, this classic is a touching and transcendent book of life.

This new edition contains an interview with Pirsig and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be.

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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.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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