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Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics by R.H. Blyth is a rich chrestomathy and survey of English texts with Zen undercurrents and the Japanese and Chinese writings that are mutually complementary. Blyth published it in 1942, during that fateful internment in Kobe where he met Robert Aitken, who was indelibly influenced by Blyth and his work. The rest is history. I just finished the book, after it had been recommended to me so many times and sat on my shelf for long enough. I can see why it has influenced so many people, from J.D.… Click to continue...