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Analysis of Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

By: Milkyway
Narrated by: Ian Fishman
Length: 26 mins
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Summary

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, (1974), by Robert Pirsig, is a heavily autobiographical novel about the author's cross-country motorcycle ride with his 11-year-old son, Chris. Haunted by his own history of mental illness, and worried about Chris, who recently received a similar diagnosis, the unnamed narrator plots a route from Minnesota to California. Listen to this in-depth analysis to learn more.

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