Buddhism and Literature Representative Works* - Essay

Representative Works*

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

Basho Matsuo

The Narrow Road to the Far North, and Selected Haiku (journal and poetry) 1980

Chomei Kamo

Ten Foot Square Hut (autobiography) 1970

Di Prima, Diane

Selected Poems: 1956-1975 (poetry) 1975

Pieces of a Song: Selected Poems (poetry) 1990

Forster, E. M.

A Passage to India (novel) 1924

Ginsberg, Allen

Allen Verbatim: Lectures on Poetry, Politics, Consciousness (lectures) 1974

Collected Poems 1947-1980 (poetry) 1985

Han Shan

Poetry of Han Shan: A Complete, Annotated Translation of Cold Mountain (poetry) 1990

Hesse, Hermann

Siddhartha (novel) 1922

Ikkyu Sojun

Ikkyu and the Crazy Cloud Anthology: A Zen Poet of Medieval Japan (poetry) 1987

Crow with Noh Mouth: Ikkyu, 15th Century Zen Master (poetry) 1987

Wild Ways: Zen Poems of Ikkyu (poetry) 1995

Issa Kobayashi

Dust Lingers (poetry) 1981

The Autumn Wind (poetry) 1984

Kazantzakis, Nikos

Salvatores Dei: AskÂtik [The Saviors of God: Spiritual Exercises] (nonfiction) 1927

Buddha (drama) 1956

Kerouac, Jack

The Dharma Bums (novel) 1958

Mexico City Blues (poetry) 1959

Matthiesson, Peter

Far Tortuga (novel) 1975

The Snow Leopard (travelogue) 1978

Nine-Headed Dragon River: Zen Journals, 1969-1982 (journals) 1987

Merton, Thomas

Mystics and Zen Masters (essays) 1967

Zen and the Birds of Appetite (essays) 1968

Miyazawa, Kenji

Milky Way Railroad (poetry) 1996

Myers, L. H.

The Near and the Far (novel) 1927


Lotus Moon: The Poetry of the Buddhist Nun Rengetsu (poetry) 1994


Between Floating Mists (poetry) 1992

Ryokan: Zen Monk—Poet of Japan (poetry) 1992

Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf (poetry) 1996

Salinger, J. D.

Franny and Zooey (novellas) 1961

Snyder, Gary

The Real Work: Interviews & Talks 1964-1979 (interviews) 1980

No Nature: New & Selected Poems (poetry) 1992

Santoka Tandeda

Mountain Tasting: Zen Haiku (poetry) 1980

Soseki Natsume

Zen Haiku: Poems and Letters of Natsume Soseki (poetry) 1994

Suzuki Mitsu

Temple Dust: Zen Haiku (poetry) 1992

Stryk, Lucien

Awakening (poetry) 1973

Selected Poems (poetry) 1976

Takahashi Shinkichi

Afterimages: Zen Poems (poetry) 1970

Triumph of the Sparrow (poetry) 1986

Wang Wei

Laughing Lost in the Mountains (poetry) 1992

Welch, Lew

Ring of Bone: Collected Poems 1950-1971 (poetry) 1979

Whalen, Philip

On Bear's Head (poetry) 1969

Wu Ch'engen

Monkey: A Folk Novel of China (novel) 1958

*Publication dates for works by Chinese and Japanese authors indicate the date of the English-language translation listed.