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By John Whalen-Bridge,Gary Storhoff,Jan Willis

ISBN-10: 1438439199

ISBN-13: 9781438439198

ISBN-10: 1438439202

ISBN-13: 9781438439204

Explores the superiority of Buddhist rules in American literature because the 1970s.

This well timed publication explores how Buddhist-inflected suggestion has enriched modern American literature. carrying on with the paintings began within the Emergence of Buddhist American Literature, editors John Whalen-Bridge and Gary Storhoff and the volume’s individuals flip to the newest advancements, revealing how mid-1970s via early twenty-first-century literature has hired Buddhist texts, ideas, and genres. simply as Buddhism underwent indigenization whilst it moved from India to Tibet, to China, and to Japan, it truly is now present process that procedure within the usa. whereas a few will locate literary creativity during this method, others lament a lack of authenticity. The e-book starts with a glance on the American reception of Zen and on the ways to Dharma built via African american citizens. The paintings of consciously Buddhist and Buddhist-influenced writers corresponding to Don DeLillo, Gary Snyder, and Jackson Mac Low is analyzed, and a last part of the quantity comprises interviews and discussions with modern Buddhist writers. those comprise an interview with Gary Snyder; a dialogue with Maxine Hong Kingston and Charles Johnson; and discussions of competing American and Asian values on the Beat- and Buddhist-inspired writing application at Naropa collage with poets Joanne Kyger, Reed Bye, Keith Abbott, Andrew Schelling, and Elizabeth Robinson.

“…every contribution invitations us to dig deeper, to return to the unique writings and realize the interaction of Buddhism and American tradition for ourselves.” — Relegere: reports in faith and Reception

“Whalen-Bridge and Storhoff … contend that Buddhism has been transmitted successfully via US literature and turn into ‘an very important cultural measurement of America.’ The editors and their individuals are convincing in advancing this view … hugely recommended.” — CHOICE

“Writing as Enlightenment … should be most dear to … collage and college scholars and lecturers who're operating to outline and form the rising box of Buddhist literary criticism.” — Buddhadharma

“Literature has lengthy been an essential component of the Buddhist look for knowledge, a undeniable fact that is especially real of yank Buddhism. Writing as Enlightenment is a fascinating and wide-ranging research that expands our knowing of Buddhist American literature.” — David Landis Barnhill, translator of Bashō’s trip: The Literary Prose of Matsuo Bashō

John Whalen-Bridge is affiliate Professor of English on the nationwide college of Singapore. His books contain Norman Mailer’s Later Fictions: old Evenings via fortress within the Forest.

Gary Storhoff is affiliate Professor of English on the collage of Connecticut, Stamford. he's the writer of figuring out Charles Johnson. jointly they're coeditors of The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature and American Buddhism as a lifestyle, either additionally released through SUNY Press.

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