RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 21559548 LA English T1 Guidebook to Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance A1 DiSanto, Ronald L., Steele, Thomas J., Pirsig, Robert M., PB W. Morrow PP New York YR 1990 SN 0688084613 9780688084615 0688060692 9780688060695 AB When Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was first published in 1974, it caused a literary sensation. An entire generation was profoundly affected by the story of the narrator, his son, Chris, and their month-long motorcycle odyssey from Minnesota to California. A combination of philosophical speculation and psychological tension, the book is a complex story of relationships, values, madness, and, eventually, enlightenment. Ronald DiSanto and Thomas Steele have spent years investigating the background and underlying symbolism of Pirsig's work. Together, and with the approval of Robert Pirsig, they have written a fascinating reference/companion to the original. This guidebook serves as a metaphorical backpack of supplies for the reader's journey through the original work. With the background material, insights, and perspectives the authors provide, it has become required reading for new fans of the book as well as those who have returned to it over the years.