Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Score: 3.5
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


  • Author : Robert M. Pirsig
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-04-21
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061907999


Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Book Description :

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 ...

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Score: 3.5
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


  • Author : Robert M. Pirsig
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2006-04-25
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780060589462


Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Book Description :

One of the most important and influential books written in the past half-century, Robert M. Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a powerful, moving, and penetrating examination of how we live . . . and a breathtaking meditation on how to live better. Here is the book that transformed a generation: an unforgettable narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, undertaken by a father and his young son. A story of love and fear -- of growth, discovery, and acceptance -- that becomes a profound personal and philosophical odyssey into life's fundamental questions, this uniquely exhilarating modern classic is both touching and transcendent, resonant with the myriad confusions of existence . . . and the small, essential ...

Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


  • Author : Ronald L. DiSanto
  • Publisher : William Morrow
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Conduct of life
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076001153555


Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Book Description :

When Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was first published in 1974, it caused a literary sensation. An entire generation was profoundly affected by the story of the narrator, his son, Chris, and their month-long motorcycle odyssey from Minnesota to California. A combination of philosophical speculation and psychological tension, the book is a complex story of relationships, values, madness, and, eventually, enlightenment. Ronald DiSanto and Thomas Steele have spent years investigating the background and underlying symbolism of Pirsig's work. Together, and with the approval of Robert Pirsig, they have written a fascinating reference/companion to the original. This guidebook serves as a metaphorical backpack of supplies for the ...

Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance
Score: 5
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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance


  • Author : Robert Pirsig
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-11-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448114146


Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance Book Description :

A philosophical odyssey into life's fundamental questions during an unforgettable summer motorcycle trip, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance transformed a generation and continues to inspire millions One of the most influential books written in the past half-century, Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a powerful examination of how we live and a breathtaking meditation on how to live better. Following a father and his young son on a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, it is a story of love, fear, growth, discovery and acceptance. Both personal and philosophical, it is a compelling study of relationships, values, and eventually, enlightenment – resonant with the confusions and wonders of existence. Accl...

Zen and Now
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Zen and Now


  • Author : Mark Richardson
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-09-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307373151


Zen and Now Book Description :

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...

Lila
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

Lila


  • Author : Robert Pirsig
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2013-11-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307764218


Lila Book Description :

In this bestselling new book, his first in seventeen years, Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, takes us on a poignant and passionate journey as mysterious and compelling as his first life-changing work. Instead of a motorcycle, a sailboat carries his philosopher-narrator Phaedrus down the Hudson River as winter closes in. Along the way he picks up a most unlikely traveling companion: a woman named Lila who in her desperate sexuality, hostility, and oncoming madness threatens to disrupt his life. In Lila Robert M. Pirsig has crafted a unique work of adventure and ideas that examines the essential issues of the nineties as his previous classic did the seventies....

The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance
Score: 4.5
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The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance


  • Author : Mark Zimmerman
  • Publisher : Motorbooks
  • Release Date : 2016-12-15
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780760357620


The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance Book Description :

Popular motorcycle journalist and author Mark Zimmerman brings a comfortable, conversational tone to his easy-to-understand explanations of how motorcycles work and how to maintain them and fix them when they don't. This practical tutorial covers all brands and styles of bikes, making it a perfect companion to the owner's service manual whether you need to use the step-by-step instructions for basic maintenance techniques to wrench on your bike yourself or just want to learn enough to become an informed customer at your local motorcycle service department. This book includes more than 500 color photos and a thorough index to make it an especially user-friendly reference for home motorcycle mechanics of all skill levels....

Shop Class as Soulcraft
Score: 3
From 23 Ratings

Shop Class as Soulcraft


  • Author : Matthew B. Crawford
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-05-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101057292


Shop Class as Soulcraft Book Description :

A philosopher/mechanic's wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one's hands Called "the sleeper hit of the publishing season" by The Boston Globe, Shop Class as Soulcraft became an instant bestseller, attracting readers with its radical (and timely) reappraisal of the merits of skilled manual labor. On both economic and psychological grounds, author Matthew B. Crawford questions the educational imperative of turning everyone into a "knowledge worker," based on a misguided separation of thinking from doing. Using his own experience as an electrician and mechanic, Crawford presents a wonderfully articulated call for self-reliance and a moving reflection on how we can live concretely in an ever more abstract worl...

Zen in the Art of Archery
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Zen in the Art of Archery


  • Author : Eugen Herrigel
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-06-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1684224659


Zen in the Art of Archery Book Description :

2020 Reprint of the 1953 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition and not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Up to the time of publication, "this was the only book written by a westerner, and indeed the only book in a western language that describes the difficult path of learning Zen. A simple, vivid account of personal experience, it may well serve to mitigate the "unspeakable queerness" of Zen to the average westerner--to make the kicks and shouts of the Zen patriarchs seem less like the behavior of lunatics. Students of Japanese culture, too, will find that it sheds much light on the way in which art and religion have been traditionally blended." New Statesman Herrigel's book may have inspired Tim Gallwey's 1974 book The Inner G...

The Art Of Rhetoric
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Art Of Rhetoric


  • Author : Aristotle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443440813


The Art Of Rhetoric Book Description :

In The Art of Rhetoric, Aristotle demonstrates the purpose of rhetoric—the ability to convince people using your skill as a speaker rather than the validity or logic of your arguments—and outlines its many forms and techniques. Defining important philosophical terms like ethos, pathos, and logos, Aristotle establishes the earliest foundations of modern understanding of rhetoric, while providing insight into its historic role in ancient Greek culture. Aristotle’s work, which dates from the fourth century B.C., was written while the author lived in Athens, remains one of the most influential pillars of philosophy and has been studied for centuries by orators, public figures, and politicians alike. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and...