Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

The book is a philosophical novel that explores the protagonist's journey across the United States on a motorcycle with his son, during which he delves into questions about life, philosophy, and the nature of "Quality". The narrative is interspersed with flashbacks to the protagonist's life before the journey, including his time as a university professor and his struggle with mental illness. The book aims to reconcile the dichotomy between classical and romantic understandings of the world, ultimately arguing for a holistic approach that integrates both perspectives.

The 368th greatest book of all time


Published
1974
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
412-540
Words
121,951
Original Language
English

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