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The modern epic that transformed a generation and continues to inspire millions -- a penetrating examination of how we live and how to live better.
A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 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, this classic is a touching and transcendent book of life.
This new edition is updated with important typographical changes, a penetrating new introduction, and a Reader's Guide that includes an interview with Pirsig and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be.
Review: Arguably one of the most profoundly important essays ever written on the nature and significance of "quality" and definitely a necessary anodyne to the consequences of a modern world pathologically obsessed with quantity. Although set as a story of a cross-country trip on a motorcycle by a father and son, it is more nearly a journey through 2,000 years of Western philosophy. For some people, this has been a truly life-changing book.
Buchbeschreibung William Morrow & Company. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. 0370103386 cover differs, with dj, dj slightly torn, Buchnummer des Verkäufers MM0027812
Buchbeschreibung The Bodley Head, London, 1975. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fair to Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fair to Good. Third Impression. Unclipped jacket has moderate general wear plus four very small tears to top edge and some associated chipping and a very small loss. Edges of page-block are mildly age-toned and have a few speck. Former owner's name to ffep and tape repair to rear hinge. Otherwise internally clean and bright. 412pp Size: 140mm x 220mm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 014824
Buchbeschreibung The Bodley Head, 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. First Edition. 0370103386. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 633900
Buchbeschreibung The Bodley Head Ltd, London, 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Acceptable. Hardcover with jacket in acceptable condition. Second impression. Item smells slightly of smoke. Price-clipped jacket is marked, scored and tanned. Minor nick on front lower leading corner of jacket. Jacket and hardcover leading corners, edges and spine ends are lightly bumped and worn. Page block, pastedowns and endpapers are marked and tanned, with a few light stains. Text is clear throughout. Volume is slightly cocked but binding remains intact. HCW. Used. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 463171
Buchbeschreibung Bodley Head, 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Brown boards with gilt titles to the spine. Clean pages, Jacket is not price clipped. 1974 second impression. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 6269
Buchbeschreibung The Bodley Head, London, 1974. hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Hardcover. Third impression 1975 of the first edition, in very good condition for age. Boards and jacket show minor edgewear. Jacket spine ends and front lower leading corner are nicked. Page block is lightly tanned and foxed. Bookseller's sticker on front pastedown. Contents are clear throughout. TPW. Used. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 245979
Buchbeschreibung U.S.A.: Bodley Head, 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. Jacket is shelf rubbed.Minor markings.Tightly bound.An autobiography of the mind and the body,takes the reader on a trip-in a literal,emotional and philosophical sense.[R.K]. Buchnummer des Verkäufers aegs
Buchbeschreibung The Bodley Head, London, 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Jacket by John Sewell (illustrator). 1st Edition. First UK edition, first impression. Some slight edge wear to top and bottom of jacket and spine, corners very slightly rubbed, some slight yellowing to back jacket, not price clipped (£2.95) but price scribbled over in biro, some small initials to top ffep, very slight offsetting to prelims, internally clean tight and square, overall a vg++ copy for its age. 412pp, illustrated. The book describes, in first person, a 17 day journey on his motorcycle from Minnesota to Northern California by the author (though he is not identified in the book) and his son Chris (pictured on back jacket). They are joined for the first nine days of the trip by close friends John and Sylvia Sutherland who they part ways with in Montana. The trip is punctuated by numerous philosophical discussions, referred to as Chautauquas by the author, on topics including the nature of 'Quality', epistemology, ethical emotivism and the philosophy of science &c. The book sold more than five million copies worldwide and was originally rejected by 121 publishers, more than any other bestselling book, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Pirsig (1928-2017), explains that, despite its title,'it should in no way be associated with that great body of factual information relating to orthodox Zen Buddhist practice. It's not very factual on motorcycles either'. Sadly, Chris Pirsig, who figured prominently in the book, was fatally stabbed in a mugging outside the San Francisco Zen Center, in 1979 at the age of 22. A classic, now quite scarce in this first UK edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006010
Buchbeschreibung William Morrow & Company, 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0370103386
Buchbeschreibung The Bodley Head, London, 1974. First UK Edition. 412pp. With lightly rubbed dust jacket VG : in very good condition. Bumping to boards. Slight darkening of eps. Marking to the top edge of the page block not impinging within Brown/gilt hardback cloth cover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2302