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Book Information: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974) [Novel]
by Robert M. Pirsig Rating: Weighted - 8.0 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (18 votes) (Rate!)
Reviews: 2 (show them) Review!

Summary :

The extraordinary story of a man's quest for truth. It will change the way you think and feel about your life.

Original title: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionNonfiction (admin Use Only)


  • Dedication: "for my family"

Edition #1: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "PROFOUNDLY IMPORTANT... full of insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas... It is intellectual entertainment of the highest order." The New York Times
  • "THIS BOOK SHOULD LIVE A LONG LIFE and go through many editions, and it should be properly maintained, and I hope Pirsig tinkers with it... Brave wanderings, high adventures, extraordinary risks... A horn of plenty." Los Angeles Times Calendar
  • "A moving tale of the modern soul, and a fine detective story of a man in search of himself. Beautifully, lucidly written, it offers a large challenge and an equal reward. ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE IS ONE HARLEY OF A BOOK." Chicago Daily News
  • "A HYPNOTIST'S CRYSTAL... SPARKLED WITH DIAMONDS." Richard Bach, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  • "AN EXCELLENT, UNCOMMON BOOK—TO BE VALUED. It is filled with beauty, and with a stiff terror and doubt... On page after page there are small surprises of timing and grace." The Baltimore Sun
  • "PIRSIG IS A BORN WRITER, and he has written one of the truly good books of our time. Once I started I could not leg go of it... A rare treasure." Eric Hoffer
  • "IT LODGES IN THE MIND AS FEW RECENT NOVELS HAVE... The book is inspired, original... As the mountains gentle toward the sea—with father and child locked in a ghostly grip—the narrative tact, the perfect economy of effect defy criticism... The analogies with Moby Dick are patent. Robert Pirsig invites the prodigious comparison... What more can one say?" George Steiner, The New Yorker
  • "IT IS A MIRACLE... SPARKLES LIKE AN ELECTRIC DREAM. Freshness, originality... that seduces you into loving motorcycles, as tender in their pistons as the petals in the Buddha's dawn lotus." Village Voice
  • "A SORT OF BOOK OF LIFE; A BOOK ABOUT FEELING AND CARING, about what we are and the quality of our lives. It offers glimpses of what living really means... Besides being a man of tremendous intelligence, Pirsig is a fine writer." San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)

ISBN: 0553277472

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