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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values Paperback – 6 Jun 1991
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"Mr Pirsig has written a work of great, perhaps urgent, importance. Read this book" (Observer)
"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an unforgettable trip" (Time)
"Disturbing, deeply moving, full of insights. This is a wonderful book" (Times Literary Supplement)
"The book is inspired, original...the narrative tact, the perfect economy of effect defy criticism.The analogies with Moby-Dick are patent" (New Yorker)
"Profoundly important-full of insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas" (New York Times)
'A brilliant and original book... Everybody should read it' GuardianSee all Product description
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I feel; personally speaking, that this is a book I will need to re-read to fully understand all that it offers, but I can understand the criticism offered by others who find it puzzling, banal or just self-indulgence by the author.
The author was clearly very intelligent and well versed in Classical literature
Having completed the book, I found this to be one of, [if not the hardest book I have ever read]. The author seemingly was dealing with his own intellectual struggles with the duality of life and this is the context of the book, set within a motorcycle journey that he took previously and which he now repeats with his son and a couple of friends.
It is my take, that it was written to illustrate both the perspectives of himself now when 'recovered'; and also his recollections of earlier perspectives of his mind whilst he was facing these challenges. We would label these mental health challenges, [I think he records it as catatonic schizophrenia], but I like the alternative supposition posed by the author when he suggests a Zen perspective for the dichotomous struggles of his mind/personality.
He uses motorcycle maintenance as a metaphor for some of the aspects of our man-made constructs of human life and learning.
I have learnt from reading this book and would like to see it made into a film, if someone intuitive enough had the capacity to properly demonstrate the meanings and the lessons that Mr Pirsig was trying to tell us about.
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