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By John Whalen-Bridge,Gary Storhoff

Looks at Buddhist affects in American literature and the way literature has formed the reception of Buddhism in North America.

The come across among Buddhism and American literature has been a robust one for either events. whereas Buddhism fueled the Beat movement’s resounding critique of the U.S. as a spiritually lifeless society, Beat writers and others have formed how Buddhism has been awarded to and perceived via a North American viewers. members to this quantity discover how Asian impacts were tailored to American wishes in literary works and Buddhist poetics, or how Buddhist practices emerge in literary works. beginning with early aesthetic theories of Ernest Fenollosa, made recognized but in addition distorted via Ezra Pound, the publication strikes directly to the countercultural voices linked to the Beat stream and its acquaintances and heirs akin to Ginsberg, Kerouac, Snyder, Giorno, Waldman, and Whalen. the amount additionally considers the paintings of latest American writers of colour prompted by means of Buddhism, similar to Maxine Hong Kingston, Charles Johnson, and Lan Cao. An interview with Kingston is included.

“This assortment bargains an outstanding and newly renovated position from which to proceed the learn of Buddhism in American literature. it's going to turn into a vital serious volume.” — faith and the Arts

“…signals an important flip in severe figuring out of Buddhism in U.S. literature—one whose method emphasizes the groundlessness shared through Buddhism and modern literature stories whereas additionally grounding itself, unavoidably so, within the ways that Buddhism is formed by way of the particularities of history.” — Beat Studies

“…a thought-provoking research of the myriad methods American literature has contributed to our Buddhist perform and vice versa.” — Tricycle

“…a groundbreaking anthology of serious writings making very important new connections among buddhadharma and American literature…” — Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly

“This ebook on your arms is a trove of the simplest we will do to place the Dharma into words.” — from the Foreword by way of Maxine Hong Kingston

John Whalen-Bridge is affiliate Professor of English on the nationwide collage of Singapore. he's the coeditor (with Sor-hoon Tan) of Democracy as tradition: Deweyan Pragmatism in a Globalizing international, additionally released via SUNY Press, and the writer of Political Fiction and the yank Self.

Gary Storhoff is affiliate Professor of English on the collage of Connecticut at Stamford and the writer of figuring out Charles Johnson.

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