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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values [Mass Market Paperback]
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance An Inquiry into Values - Mass Market Paperback Author:Robert Pirsig This book is overall good condition, lightly used, approx 4 pgs w/ one penmark on them, few tiny spots, one small crease @ bottom pg, no torn pgs. Light crease @ back cover, no tears, spine not cracked. — In his now classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig brings us a literary chautauqua, a novel that is meant to both ente... more »rtain and edify. It scores high on both counts.
Phaedrus, our narrator, takes a present-tense cross-country motorcycle trip with his son during which the maintenance of the motorcycle becomes an illustration of how we can unify the cold, rational realm of technology with the warm, imaginative realm of artistry. As in Zen, the trick is to become one with the activity, to engage in it fully, to see and appreciate all details--be it hiking in the woods, penning an essay, or tightening the chain on a motorcycle.« less