Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature

Normand, Lawrence and Winch, Alison, eds. (2013) Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature. Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 9781441101914

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Abstract

Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature explores the ways in which 20th-century literature has been influenced by Buddhism, and has been, in turn, a major factor in bringing about Buddhism's increasing spread and influence in the West. Focussing on Britain and the United States, Buddhism's influence on a range of key literary texts will be examined in the context of those societies' evolving modernity. Writers discussed include T. S. Eliot, Hermann Hesse, Virginia Woolf, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, J. D. Salinger, Iris Murdoch, Maxine Hong Kingston. This book brings together for the first time a series of context-rich interpretations that demonstrate the importance of literature in this ongoing cultural change in Britain and the United States. - See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/encountering-buddhism-in-twentieth-century-british-and-american-literature-9781441101914/#sthash.61noNjNv.dpuf

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: buddhism,literature,american literature,orientalism, postcolonial
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2016 13:01
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2020 23:52
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/56970
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