Zen and Now

Zen and Now

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

eBook - 2008
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Part travelogue, part meditation on an author and his work, Zen and Now is a tribute to a beloved American book and the landscape that inspired it.

Since it was first published in 1974, Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance has become a modern classic, a beautifully constructed blend of travel narrative and philosophical inquiry that has moved generations of readers. One of those readers was journalistMarkRichardson, who after rediscovering the book at middle age, decided to retrace Pirsig's journey. Fromthe back of his own motorcycle, Richardson investigates what happened to the reclusive Pirsig, his family, and the people described in the book in the years after its surprising success.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307270481
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: ix, 274 p. : map ; 25 cm


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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.

Nov 04, 2008

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


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