Pirsig, is a book that was first published in 1974. It is a work of fictionalized autobiography, and is the first of Pirsig’s texts in which he explores his Metaphysics of Zen motorcycle maintenance pdf. The title is an apparent play on the title of the book Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel.
In its introduction, Pirsig explains that, despite its title, “it should in no way be associated with that great body of factual information relating to orthodox Zen Buddhist practice. It’s not very factual on motorcycles, either. Initially, the book sold at least 5 million copies worldwide. According to Edward Abbey, the book is Pirsig’s fictionalized autobiography of a 17-day journey he made on a motorcycle from Minnesota to Northern California along with his son Chris.