Sangha on Newark Ave discusses Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

10/24/2019 - 6:00pm

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

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

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.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Robert M. Pirsig was born in 1928 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He studied chemistry and philosophy (B.A., 1950) and journalism (M.A., 1958) at the University of Minnesota, pursued graduate work in philosophy at the University of Chicago, and attended Benares Hindu University in India, where he studied Oriental philosophy. He is the author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and its sequel, Lila.

 

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060839871
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 2nd, 2005

THE CLASSIC BOOK THAT HAS INSPIRED MILLIONS

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