Zen and the White Whale: A Buddhist Rendering of Moby-Dick by Daniel Herman

By Daniel Herman

In Moby-Dick’s large philosophical musings and vital narrative arch, Herman reveals a philosophy very heavily aligned in particular with the unique teachings of Zen Buddhism. In exploring the chance of this hitherto undiscovered impact, Herman appears to be like at works Melville is both identified to have learn or that there's a powerful probability of his having come upon, in addition to providing a extra expansive attention of Moby-Dick from a Zen Buddhist standpoint, because it is expressed in either historic and smooth teachings. yet not just does the ebook delve deeply into one of many few facets of Moby-Dick’s building left unexplored by means of students, it additionally conceives of a wholly new approach of examining the best of yankee books—offering serious re-considerations of lots of its most important and contentious concerns, whereas targeting what Melville has to coach us approximately dealing with adversity, respecting ideological range, and dwelling skillfully in a fickle, slippery world.

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