Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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.
A classic, not so much about motorcycles, but more about one man and his insights about life, relationships, and quality. Recommended (Grant)
Pedro Rocha from Espinho, Portugal said on HUBB
"... it´s one of my all time favourites."
"A book which speaks directly to the confusions and agonies of existence, detailing a personal, philosophical odyssey."
New York Times
"This book may very well be a profoundly important one-a great one even-full of insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas ... "
"...an unforgettable trip."
The complete book is online. Well worth a read.
- Amazon.com (Paperback - 2008 edition)
- Amazon.com (Hardcover)
- Amazon.com (Paperback - 2005 edition)
- Amazon.co.uk (Paperback - 2008 edition)
- Amazon.co.uk (Hardcover)
- Amazon.co.uk (Paperback - 1999 edition)
- Amazon.ca (Paperback - 2008 edition)
- Amazon.ca (Hardcover)
- Amazon.ca (Paperback - 2006 edition)
- Amazon.ca (Paperback - 2005 edition)
- Amazon.de (Paperback - 2006 edition)
- Amazon.de (Hardcover)
- Amazon.de (Paperback - 1999 edition)
- Amazon.com - eBook
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