Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


  • Release: 2009-04-21
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 560 page
  • ISBN: 9780061907999
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Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. This 25th Anniversary Quill Edition features a new introduction by the author; important typographical changes; and a Reader's Guide that includes discussion topics, an interview with the author, and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of 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, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


  • Release: 2006-04-25
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 560 page
  • ISBN: 9780060589462
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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.

Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance


  • Release: 2011-11-30
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 432 page
  • ISBN: 9781448114146
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A philosophical odyssey into life's fundamental questions during an unforgettable summer motorcycle trip, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance transformed a generation and continues to inspire millions One of the most influential books written in the past half-century, Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a powerful examination of how we live and a breathtaking meditation on how to live better. Following a father and his young son on a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, it is a story of love, fear, growth, discovery and acceptance. Both personal and philosophical, it is a compelling study of relationships, values, and eventually, enlightenment – resonant with the confusions and wonders of existence. Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974. ‘The book is inspired, original...the analogies with Moby-Dick are patent’ New Yorker ‘Mr Pirsig has written a work of great, perhaps urgent, importance... Read this book’ Observer

Lila

Lila


  • Release: 2013-11-06
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 480 page
  • ISBN: 9780307764218
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In this bestselling new book, his first in seventeen years, Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, takes us on a poignant and passionate journey as mysterious and compelling as his first life-changing work. Instead of a motorcycle, a sailboat carries his philosopher-narrator Phaedrus down the Hudson River as winter closes in. Along the way he picks up a most unlikely traveling companion: a woman named Lila who in her desperate sexuality, hostility, and oncoming madness threatens to disrupt his life. In Lila Robert M. Pirsig has crafted a unique work of adventure and ideas that examines the essential issues of the nineties as his previous classic did the seventies.

Zen and Now

Zen and Now


  • Release: 2009-09-08
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 275 page
  • ISBN: 9780307397485
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On the Trail of Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Zen and Now is the story of a story that will appeal to the 5 million readers of the original and serve as an initiation to a whole new generation. Since its original publication in 1968, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values has touched whole generations of readers with its serious attempt to define “quality” in a world that seems indifferent to the responsibilities that quality brings. Mark Richardson expands that journey with an investigation of his own – to find the enigmatic author of Zen and the Art, ask him a few questions, and place his classic book in context. The result manages to be a biography of Pirsig himself – in the discovery of an unknown life of madness, murder and eventual resolution – and a splendid meditation on creativity and problem-solving, sanity and insanity. From the Hardcover edition.

Analysis of Robert Pirsig s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Analysis of Robert Pirsig s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


  • Release: 2017-07-02
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  • File: PDF, 25 page
  • ISBN: 1521742537
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974) by Robert Pirsig is a heavily autobiographical novel about the author's cross-country motorcycle ride with his 11-year-old son, Chris. Haunted by his own history of mental illness, and worried about Chris, who recently received a similar diagnosis, the unnamed narrator plots a route from Minnesota to California...Purchase this in-depth analysis to learn more.

10th Anniversary Edition The Life You Can Save

10th Anniversary Edition The Life You Can Save


  • Release: 2019-12-01
  • Publisher: The Life You Can Save.org
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 312 page
  • ISBN: 9781733672702
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In this Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Life You Can Save, Peter Singer brings his landmark book up to date. In addition to restating his compelling arguments about how we should respond to extreme poverty, he examines the progress we are making and recounts how the first edition transformed the lives both of readers and the people they helped. Learn how you can be part of the solution, doing good for others while adding fulfillment to your own life.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


  • Release: 1974
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  • File: PDF, 412 page
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance caused a literary 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. A combination of philosophical speculation and psychological tension, the book is a story of relationships, values, madness and, eventually, enlightenment.

Shop Class as Soulcraft

Shop Class as Soulcraft


  • Release: 2009-05-28
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781101057292
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A philosopher/mechanic's wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one's hands Called "the sleeper hit of the publishing season" by The Boston Globe, Shop Class as Soulcraft became an instant bestseller, attracting readers with its radical (and timely) reappraisal of the merits of skilled manual labor. On both economic and psychological grounds, author Matthew B. Crawford questions the educational imperative of turning everyone into a "knowledge worker," based on a misguided separation of thinking from doing. Using his own experience as an electrician and mechanic, Crawford presents a wonderfully articulated call for self-reliance and a moving reflection on how we can live concretely in an ever more abstract world.

John Dewey  Robert Pirsig  and the Art of Living

John Dewey Robert Pirsig and the Art of Living


  • Release: 2016-04-30
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 307 page
  • ISBN: 9781137122520
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This book explores the writings of philosopher and educator, John Dewey, in order to develop an expansive vision of aesthetic education and everyday poetics of living. Robert Pirsig's best-selling book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance , provides concrete exemplifications of this compelling yet unconventional vision.