Zen and Now

Zen and Now

On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Book - 2008
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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 of an unknown life of madness, murder and eventual resolution - and a splendid meditation on creativity and problem-solving, sanity and insanity.
Publisher: Toronto : A. A. Knopf Canada, 2008.
ISBN: 9780307397478
Branch Call Number: 917.304 RIC
Characteristics: [x], 274 pages : map ; 25 cm

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DoctorVine
Jun 26, 2017

If you are looking for a true companion piece, or supplement to ZMM then this will disappoint. Greatly. If you are looking for a briefer description or understanding of Robert Pirsig's philosophy then this will disappoint. Greatly. This book will serve as a travelogue, loosely based on Robert Pirsig's itinerary. IMO, that's it.

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randalljay
Nov 04, 2008

Must read if you read Zen and the Art. Explains a lot including philosophy.

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