Robert M. Pirsig (1928-2017) studied chemistry and philosophy (B.A., 1950) and journalism (M.A., 1958) at the University of Minnesota and also attended Benares Hindu University in India, where he studied Oriental philosophy. He is also the author of this book's sequel, entitled Lila.
"Profoundly important...full of insights into our most perplexing
contemporary dilemmas."--New York Times
"The book is inspired, original. . . . The analogies with Moby-Dick are patent."--The New Yorker