This 1975 image released by William Morrow shows author Robert M. Pirsig working on a motorcycle. Photo: William Morrow via AP This 1975 image released by William Morrow shows author Robert M. Pirsig working on a motorcycle. Photo: William Morrow via AP
This 1975 image released by William Morrow shows author Robert M. Pirsig working on a motorcycle. Photo: William Morrow via AP
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Robert Pirsig, author of ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’, dead at 88

Part road trip and part philosophical treatise on the nature of ‘quality’, ‘Zen’ would become a cultural phenomenon in the 1970s after being passed over by 100 publishers

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This 1975 image released by William Morrow shows author Robert M. Pirsig working on a motorcycle. Photo: William Morrow via AP This 1975 image released by William Morrow shows author Robert M. Pirsig working on a motorcycle. Photo: William Morrow via AP
This 1975 image released by William Morrow shows author Robert M. Pirsig working on a motorcycle. Photo: William Morrow via AP
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