Zen and Now

Zen and Now

On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
A journalist recounts his odyssey retracing the cross-country motorcycle trip taken by Robert Pirsig and his son, Chris, that inspired the classic philosophical narrative Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, detailing his journey from Minneapolis to San Francisco as he encountered many of the people and places that inspired the original work. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: Toronto : A. A. Knopf Canada, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307397478
0307397475
Characteristics: [x], 274 p. : map ; 25 cm

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DoctorVine
Jun 26, 2017

If you are looking for a true companion piece, or supplement to ZMM then this will disappoint. Greatly. If you are looking for a briefer description or understanding of Robert Pirsig's philosophy then this will disappoint. Greatly. This book will serve as a travelogue, loosely based on Robert Pirsig's itinerary. IMO, that's it.

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randalljay
Nov 04, 2008

Must read if you read Zen and the Art. Explains a lot including philosophy.

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