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Zen and the white whale

Daniel Herman

Zen and the white whale

a Buddhist rendering of Moby-Dick

by Daniel Herman

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  • 9 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy,
  • Zen Buddhism in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-209) and index.

    StatementDaniel Herman
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS2384.M62 H375 2014
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 215 pages
    Number of Pages215
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27162116M
    ISBN 101611461561
    ISBN 109781611461565
    LC Control Number2014007741
    OCLC/WorldCa870098310

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Zen and the White Whale begins with the observation that “Moby-Dick and the teachings of Zen Buddhism share a central premise: that the ultimate truths of the universe cannot be distilled by conventional understanding, and that our ‘intellectual and spiritual exasperations’ arise from a desperate need for concrete answers to these.

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