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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

An Inquiry into Values

By Robert Pirsig
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values by Robert Pirsig

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974), using the allegory of a motorcycle road trip, guides you through one man’s questionings of the philosophical and metaphysical order of the world.

  • People searching for the key to what makes a good life
  • Fans of author Jack Kerouac or the Beat Generation
  • Artists or creatives who feel they just don’t fit in

Robert Pirsig is an American writer and philosopher, called “probably the most-widely read philosopher alive” by British newspaper The Guardian. His seminal work, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, is based largely on real events in Pirsig’s life.

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