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e-Book Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics download

by R. H. Blyth

ISBN: 0893460028
ISBN13: 978-0893460020
Language: English
Publisher: Hokuseido Press; First Edition edition (June 1, 1942)
Pages: 446
Category: Buddhism
Subategory: Religion

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Blyth, Reginald Horace.

Blyth, Reginald Horace. Zen Buddhism, Religion in literature, Religión en la literatura. Tokyo, Hokuseido Press.

The breadth Blyth displays in Zen in English Literature and the Oriental Classics is increasingly becoming a necessity as globalization . I gave away my copy and now regret that gift.

The breadth Blyth displays in Zen in English Literature and the Oriental Classics is increasingly becoming a necessity as globalization continues to thrust disparate cultures into one another's arms. The ability to communicate with each other is now a necessity, not a luxury. Blyth, however, anticipated the coming interconnection of East and West and set up a dialogue between the classics of both worlds, fostering mutual understanding, that the Orient and the Occident may be less (forgive the pun) Zenophobic.

This is a remarkable book. With a personal library of some three thousand books, I have found Blyth's Zen in English Literature & Oriental Classics the most valuable, the most inspiring, and the most revealing. A tour of English literature and its relationship to Zen. It highlights the literature with wonderful insight. Am currently rereading it and getting additional insights. Blyth declares religion to be poetry, and poetry to be religion. But that statement is, like all, inadequate. Others have praised this book highly.

Zen in English Literature embraces the literature of Zen in Chinese and Japanese, the Chinese and Japanese Classics . Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

Zen in English Literature embraces the literature of Zen in Chinese and Japanese, the Chinese and Japanese Classics, and the whole extent of English Literature, with numerous quotations from German, French, Italian and Spanish Literatures. Don Quixote has a chapter all to himself; he is for the first time, I believe, satisfactorily explained.

Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics. Seller Inventory BBS-9781621389736. More information about this seller Contact this seller 14. Stock Image. Published by Angelico Press (2016).

This book is essential reading for anyone interested in Zen, haiku, or indeed English literature. Blyth was born in London in 1898 and studied English literature at London University. He traveled extensively in the East before moving first to Korea and then Japan and teaching English at several universities. Blyth eventually became the English tutor to the Crown Prince of Japan. He also studied Zen Buddhism under Kayama Taigi Roshi.

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Blyth's early publication ‘Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics', published 1942 when he. .Blyth, Zen and Zen Classics. Compiled and with Drawings by Frederick Franck, Vintage Books, 1978, ISBN 0-394-72489-5. Essentially Oriental.

Blyth's early publication ‘Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics', published 1942 when he was interned in Japan during World War II, and his Zen and Zen Classics Series exerted a significant influence on the Western Writers’- and Zen-community, although nearly all of his books were published in Japan only.

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Authors: Blyth, R. H. Books spine may be slightly creased due to age and wear. Title: Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics. Condition: Used; Acceptable. Weight: 340. Used Book Condition. See all. About this item.

This is a remarkable book on Zen in literature and Oriental classics.
Comments:
Siatanni
This is a book that I wish I had read years ago when a friend of mine recommended it. If I had my reading of literature of all kinds and my understanding of life in general would have been different, and enhanced. This is a gem. This is not a systemic review of Zen; for that go to Watt's book The Way of Zen. But for example after example of what Zen is as depicted in the word's literature (not just English literature as the title implies), this book can't be beat. Something else to love about this book is Mr. Blyth's obvious love of animal life expressed in it. He has a whole chapter devoted to this. This is a GREAT wonderful book by what must have been a great person. A must read for anyone that likes poetry, animals, Zen or Buddhism in general, literature, etc.

Felhann
Again, deep gassho to Joseph Campbell (Myths to Live By), D.T. Suzuki (Essays in Zen Buddhism), Philip Kapleau (3 Pillars of Zen) and R.H. Blyth for this living, miracle work (and to Soen Nakagawa who once called Beethoven 'a real Zen man!', LOL!) What can I say to add to the perceptive reviews already here (which I wholeheartedly agree with) but to urge you to seek out this book, which is so much more than just an intro to zen, but is also an education in true religion (Jesus and Buddha, twin sons of different mothers), literature and poetry, ultimately a guide for the Art of Life and Living. Blyth's zen spirit shines brightly through, lessons and insights abound on every page. The more you read it, the more you realize the oneness of all, gratefulness for being alive, the divinity in everything, including yourself, your Buddha-nature. The miracle is that a book can impart all these things (or at least inspire you to seek them out in your life and the lives of others). This work is a living study of 'Quality' inspiring all who read it to seek it in their own lives. The attentive, sensitive reader comes away with an unerring feeling of...dare I say it...enlightenment, love, respect for all living things, ah there, once again I have said too much...NICHIMEN BUTSU, GWACHIMEN BUTSU!

MEGA FREEDY
Of course, the text is a classic. Anything by Blyth is excellent for a follower of Zen (whatever that means!). This particular edition, the Angelico Press unabridged edition of the first edition published by Hokuseido Press in 1942, is flawless and well-made. Highly recommended.

Dorizius
This is a remarkable book. A tour of English literature and its relationship to Zen. It highlights the literature with wonderful insight. Am currently rereading it and getting additional insights.

Usishele
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Wire
The book met well with expectations!

Reemiel
I found this book as a teen in the late 1950s. It shaped my literary tastes, my spiritual orientation and much of my life - all for the better.

Few books are 'cult classics', especially those that deal with, of all things, literary criticism.
This is one of them.
Can't say authoritatively if it has anything to do with 'real Zen ' since I'm not, to my chagrin, the living Buddha, and apparently not one Zen master in a hundred claims to be 'enlightened' these days, at least not among the second generation bumper crop of American and European Zen masters-- A source of relief if you've ever read their vapid and banal pronouncements on life, death and the meaning of the universe.
Guess they just don't make 'em like they used to in ancient China.
Go sit.
Nevertheless, Zen appealed to the young Western intelligensia via the writings of Suzuki, Watts and company. It's almost a religion tailor made for dashing bookworms (Is this a koan?)
Here, R.H. Blyth gives the reader a, as Jung would say, 'mythological Zen' that perhaps never was, but should have been, and he does so in an amazing book on English Lit.

So what's your attitude to life? The heroic as exemplified by Henley's great poem "Invictus"? Or does the poetry of Tennyson hit closer to home?
" But what am I?
An infant crying in the night:
An infant crying for the light:
And with no language but a cry. "

Good points! But it's in the analysis of Hamlet as the archetypal 'zen-less' Western man that R.H really springs to life.
There are about as many critical interpretations of Shakespeare's prince as there are of Jesus, but R.H. has come up with one of the most outstanding.
Hamlet, THE greatest figure in tragedy since Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripedes put ink to papyrus, suffers from 'Words, Words, Words'--for R.H. the clue to his (and our own ) malaise, as contrasted with the 'Zen-filled man ', the one and only Don Quixote de La Mancha !
R.H's study of Quixote--and Cervantes--is brilliant, though he modestly begs the reader's pardon for including the greatest of knights in a work of English, rather than Spanish literature.
Go read.

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