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

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This lyrical, evocative, thought-provoking journal of a man's quest for truth -- and for himself -- has touched and changed an entire generation. At its heart, the story is all too simple: a man and his son take a lengthy motorcycle trip through America. But this is not a simple trip at all, for around every corner, through mountain and desert, wind and rain, and searing heat and biting cold, their pilgrimage leads them to new vistas of self-discovery and renewal.
"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" is an elemental work that had helped to shape and define the past twenty-five years of American culture. This special audio edition presents this adventure in an exciting new way -- for the millions who have already taken this journey and want to travel these roads again, and for the many more who will discover for the first time the wonders and challenges of a journey that will change the way they think and feel about their lives.

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One of the most important and influential books written in the past half-century, Robert M. Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a powerful, moving, and penetrating examination of how we live . . . and a breathtaking meditation on how to live better. Here is the book that transformed a generation: an unforgettable narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, undertaken by a father and his young son. A story of love and fear -- of growth, discovery, and acceptance -- that becomes a profound personal and philosophical odyssey into life's fundamental questions, this uniquely exhilarating modern classic is both touching and transcendent, resonant with the myriad confusions of existence . . . and the small, essential triumphs that propel us forward.

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"Profoundly important...full of insightsinto our most perplexing contemporarydilemmas." -- "New York Times""The book is inspired, original...the narrative tact, the perfect economy of effect defy criticism. The analogies with "Moby-Dick" arepatent." -- "The New Yorker""A miracle ... sparkles like an electric dream."-- "Village Voice""An unforgettable trip."-- "Time"

"An unforgettable trip." -- Time

An unforgettable trip. --Time

"It is filled with beauty. . .a finely made whole that seems to emanate from a very special grace."--Baltimore Sun

"The book is inspired, original. . . . The analogies with Moby-Dick are patent."--The New Yorker

"A miracle . . . sparkles like an electric dream."--The Village Voice

"An unforgettable trip."--Time

"Profoundly important...full of insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas."--New York Times

An unforgettable trip. --Time"

The book is inspired, original. . . . The analogies with Moby-Dick are patent. --The New Yorker"

Profoundly important...full of insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas. --New York Times"

It is filled with beauty. . .a finely made whole that seems to emanate from a very special grace. --Baltimore Sun"

A miracle . . . sparkles like an electric dream. --The Village Voice"

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