Zen and Japanese Culture (Bollingen Series (General))

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$17.70 - $610.69
UPC:
9780691098494
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
1959-04-21
Author:
Daisetz T. Suzuki
Language:
english

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One of this century's leading works on Zen, this book is a valuable source for those wishing to understand its concepts in the context of Japanese life and art. In simple, often poetic, language, Daisetz Suzuki describes what Zen is, how it evolved, and how its emphasis on primitive simplicity and self-effacement have helped to shape an aesthetics found throughout Japanese culture. He explores the surprising role of Zen in the philosophy of the samurai, and subtly portrays the relationship between Zen and swordsmanship, haiku, tea ceremonies, and the Japanese love of nature. Suzuki's contemplative discussion is enhanced by anecdotes, poetry, and illustrations showing silk screens, calligraphy, and examples of architecture.


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