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RIP Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Vombatus, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

  2. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    I picked that book up and put it down several times over a 20-year-period. Once I was ready to finish it, "Zen" opened my mind to New and necessary ways of thinking. True genius. RIP.
    Vombatus and HC like this.
  3. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Todd Gitlin, a sociologist and the author of books about the counterculture, said that “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” in seeking to reconcile humanism with technological progress, had been perfectly timed for a generation weary of the ’60s revolt against a soulless high-tech world dominated by a corporate and military-industrial order.

    And now here we are again ...
  4. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Echo this. Except the time I finally picked it up and went start to finish was last year. Glad I did.

    Echo this too. It's an interesting time to read it. My teenage sons should benefit from it in a few years as the themes have been revived.
  6. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    As much as I liked "Zen," I liked "Lila" even more. Two of my favorite books ever. RIP Pirsig.
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