Zen and Now

Zen and Now

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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 Pirsiga€™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 Pirsiga€™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.He still has the Harley trike. though he can no longer ride it. ... Robert Pirsig himself preferred the regular postal service for the half-dozen letters we exchanged. ... but progressively became less forthcoming and more protective of his privacy as my questioning continued until the publication of this book was a certainty.

Title:Zen and Now
Author:Mark Richardson
Publisher:Vintage - 2008-09-09


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