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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

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Description: Amazon.com Review In his now classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig brings us a literary chautauqua, a novel that is meant to both entertain and edify. It scores high on both counts. Phaedrus, our narrator, takes a present-tense cross-country motorcycle trip with his son during which the maintenance of the motorcycle becomes an illustration of how we can unify the cold, rational realm of technology with the warm, imaginative realm of artistry. As in Zen, the trick is to become one with the activity, to engage in it fully, to see and appreciate all details--be it hiking in the woods, penning an essay, or ... (more)
Manufacturer: HarperTorch
Release date: 25 April 2006
ISBN-10 : 0060589469 | ISBN-13: 9780060589462
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