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Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance: an inquiry into values,

Author: Robert M Pirsig
Publisher: New York : Morrow, 1974.
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Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. The narrator's relationship with  Read more...
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Pirsig, Robert M.
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance.
New York, Morrow, 1974
(OCoLC)600362397
Named Person: Robert M Pirsig; Robert M Pirsig
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Pirsig
ISBN: 0688002307 9780688002305
OCLC Number: 673595
Notes: Autobiographical.
Description: 418 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by Robert M. Pirsig.
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Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of 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, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.

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The real premise (with all due respect to Mr. Larson)

by houpts (WorldCat user published 2009-08-18) Excellent Permalink

This book is not about classic and romantic or function and form.  Granted, these are topics that are discussed.  But the main thrust of the book is about how we understand things, the most important things, like who we truly are, that is, our true nature, beyond all delusions and ego, beyond...
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