Translating Transcendence: R.H. Blyth, Zen and English Poetry

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Title

Translating Transcendence: R.H. Blyth, Zen and English Poetry

Subject

Blyth, R.H.
Zen Literature
Comparative literature--English and Japanese

Description

"This paper addresses the relationship of comparative literature, religion and secularism through an example of East/West comparison from the late 1930s. This will be a lesser well-known example of the British scholar in Japan Reginald Horace Blyth, and in particular a book he published in the difficult circumstances of 1942, Zen In English Literature and the Oriental Classics. While this is not a well-known work that carries much influence it rewards study today as an historical example of Anglo-Japanese writing, and as a rather wayward experiment in comparative literary criticism that arguably did enjoy some influence among writers in the mid-century.".
--from the essay

Creator

Tink, James

Source

東北大学文学研究科研究年報
Volume 64--pp. 188-200

Publisher

東北大学大学院文学研究科

Date

2015

Rights

All rights reserved.

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

article