Zen and the Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance : Vintage Classics

Zen and the Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance : Vintage Classics
ISBN: 9780099786405
Publication Date: 1 March 2008

A book which speaks directly to the confusions and agonies of existence, detailing a personal, philosophical odyssey.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance caused a sensation when it was first published in 1974. The story of the narrator, his son Chris and their month-long motorcycle odyssey from Minnesota to California profoundly affected an entire generation. Both personal and philosophical, this book is a compelling study of relationships, values, madness and, eventually, enlightenment.

About the Author

Robert M. Pirsig was born in 1928 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He holds degrees in chemistry, philosophy, and journalism and also studied Oriental philosophy at Benares Hindu University in India. He is the author of this book's sequal, entitled LILA.