Enlightened Individualism: Buddhism and Hinduism in American Literature from the Beats to the Present
Subjects (LCSH):American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Buddhism in literature
Hinduism in literature
Beats (Persons) in literature
Literature and transnationalism
Keywords:Literary Criticism / American / General
Literary Criticism / Asian / Chinese
Literary Criticism / Asian / Indic
Literary Criticism / Asian / Japanese
Literary Criticism / Comparative Literature
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Publisher:The Ohio State University Press
Series/Report no.:Literature, Religion, and Postsecular Studies
Beat Buddhism and American freedom: Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac, and Tom Robbins -- Anti-Beat reactions and mainstream mysticism: J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey and Robert Pirsig's Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance -- Secret rituals and American autonomy: Thomas Pynchon's Vineland and Don Delillo's Underworld -- Asian religions and African dreams: Alice Walker and Charles Johnson -- Buddhist nonself and Asian American identity: lan Cao's Monkey bridge and Maxine Hong Kingston's The fifth book of peace.
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