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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 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 triumphs that propel us forward.
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Author Robert M. Pirsig
Country United States
Pirsig enlisted in the US Army in 1946 and was stationed in South Korea until 1948. After his discharge from the army, he returned to the US and he lived in Seattle , Washington for less than a year, at which time he decided to finish the education he had abandoned. He earned a degree in Oriental Philosophy in May 1950. Then attended the Banaras Hindu University in India , to study philosophy and oriental culture. Although he did not get a degree , he graduate work in philosophy and journalism at the University of Chicago was made. His difficult experiences as a student in a course taught by Richard McKeon described below , thinly disguised , in the Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance . In 1958 , he became professor at Montana State University in Bozeman, and taught creative writing courses for two years