Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance, Paperback Book

Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance Paperback

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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.

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.

Resonant with the confusions of existence, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Popular philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780099598169

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What a strange, wonderful and emotionally wrenching book. The philosophy parts were not as revelatory for me as they were the first time I read this, over 20 years ago, but that is hardly surprising. What is surprising is that anyone should write up such a bold search for truth in such an engaging way, by mixing travelogue, father and son tale and long (and still engaging) chunks of pure philosophy.

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