Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance : an inquiry into values
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Published:
New York, N.Y. : HarperPerennial, [2008], ©1974.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xiv, 418, 16 pages ; 21 cm.
Lexile measure:
1040L
Status:
Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction
F 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:
9780061673733, 0061673730
Lexile measure:
1040

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General Note
Includes P.S. Insights, interviews, & more ---
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages S. p. 15-16).
Description
Pirsig's narrative of a father and son on a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest becomes a profound personal and philosophical odyssey into life's fundamental questions. -- From publisher description.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Pirsig, R. M. (20081974). Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance: an inquiry into values. New York, N.Y.: HarperPerennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Pirsig, Robert M. 20081974. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values. New York, N.Y.: HarperPerennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Pirsig, Robert M, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values. New York, N.Y.: HarperPerennial, 20081974.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Pirsig, Robert M. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values. New York, N.Y.: HarperPerennial, 20081974. 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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