Romantic Dharma: The Emergence of Buddhism into Nineteenth-Century Europe by M. LussierRomantic Dharma: The Emergence of Buddhism into Nineteenth-Century Europe by M. Lussier

Romantic Dharma: The Emergence of Buddhism into Nineteenth-Century Europe

byM. Lussier, Mark S Lussier

Hardcover | October 3, 2011

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Romantic Dharma maps the emergence of Buddhism into European consciousness during the first half of the nineteenth century, probes the shared ethical and intellectual commitments embedded in Buddhist and Romantic thought, and proposes potential ways by which those insights translate into contemporary critical and pedagogical practices.
MARK LUSSIER Professor of English at Arizona State University, USA.
Title:Romantic Dharma: The Emergence of Buddhism into Nineteenth-Century EuropeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:231 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:October 3, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230105459

ISBN - 13:9780230105454

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Table of Contents

The Most Sublime Act' Buddhism and Romanticism The Strange Case of Alexander Csoma de Körös Romanticism's Four Noble Truths Inner Revolutions: Self-Annihilation in Blake and Shelley The Romantic Book of the Dead

Editorial Reviews

"Buddhology has long endured debates over the status of the Buddhist scholar/practitioner. Here, in a different academic context, we can see the results of a Buddhist view of reality allied to thorough western scholarship. Read this book. It may just reflect the future direction of the humanities." - Relegere "Lussier brings a unique combination of wide-ranging, original scholarship and intimate knowledge of Buddhist texts and practices to bear on this rich and demanding topic. Those looking for a reliable, stimulating, and inspiring introduction to the study of Buddhism and Romantic culture will find it in Romantic Dharma." - Alan Richardson, Professor of English, Boston College and author of The Neural Sublime "This meticulously researched, personally poignant, and profoundly engaging book does two things at once. First, Lussier makes it impossible to read 'The West' as a monolith impervious to outside influences; Lussier does a fine job showing just how much Buddhism flowed into Western channels in early modernity. Secondly, through painstaking close readings of several Romantic authors, Lussier shows how deeply engrained are the affinities between Romanticism and Buddhism." - Timothy Morton, Professor of Literature and Environment, University of California, Davis