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Mind and Landscape Series
Zen and Motorcycle Maintenance
By Robert M. Pirsig
Translated by Yoshikatsu Igarashi and Mitsuhiro Kodama

This is one of the most influential books written in the last quarter century. A motorcycle road trip undertaken by a former university professor who lost his memory from electric shock treatment and his troubled son becomes a journey of self-reckoning and a philosophical quest. The process of maintaining a motorbike turns into a medium for questioning the fundamentals of human existence. Pirsig explores Western philosophical classics like Plato and Aristotle, Lao-Tzu, the Buddha, and Zen in his inquiry into the significance of 'quality'.

'The impact of the philosophy embraced in this book remains undated today.' - Tesuo Yamaori

Japanese edition published: April 1990
Price: 2,940 yen (2,800 yen plus tax)

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