You Are Not Here and Other Works of Buddhist Fiction

You Are Not Here and Other Works of Buddhist Fiction

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Baker & Taylor
A collection of upbeat, instructive Buddhist tales by major mainstream as well as up-and-coming writers explores classic themes, from reality and illusion to meditation and action, in an anthology that includes contributions by such authors as Pico Ayer, Anne Donovan, and Mark Salzman. Original.

Perseus Publishing
The Buddhist tradition is rich in stories, especially those that help teach the sutras. You Are Not Here and Other Works of Buddhist Fiction takes the sutra tradition into new and unexpected places. Classic Buddhist themes the ? reality and illusion, stillness and being, meditation and action the ? are the inspiration for these stories, but the appeal of these powerful, often quirky and provocative works spreads far beyond just students. Like its predecessor, this collection includes both new voices and established masters such as Pico Iyer, Anne Donovan, Robert Olen Butler, and Mark Salzman.


Reasearch Associates
The Buddhist tradition is rich in stories, especially those that help teach the sutras. You Are Not Here and Other Works of Buddhist Fiction takes the sutra tradition into new and unexpected places. Classic Buddhist themes the — reality and illusion, stillness and being, meditation and action the — are the inspiration for these stories, but the appeal of these powerful, often quirky and provocative works spreads far beyond just students. Like its predecessor, this collection includes both new voices and established masters such as Pico Ayer, Anne Donovan, Robert Olen Butler, and Mark Salzman.


Publisher Group West
The Buddhist tradition is rich in stories, especially those that help teach the sutras. You Are Not Here and Other Works of Buddhist Fiction takes the sutra tradition into new and unexpected places. Classic Buddhist themes the — reality and illusion, stillness and being, meditation and action the — are the inspiration for these stories, but the appeal of these powerful, often quirky and provocative works spreads far beyond just students. Like its predecessor, this collection includes both new voices and established masters such as Pico Ayer, Anne Donovan, Robert Olen Butler, and Mark Salzman.


Simon and Schuster
The stories in You Are Not Here and Other Works of Buddhist Fiction dramatize the spirit of Buddhism, often with wit, always with verve, and each in some distinctly vivid way. Only a few of these stories touch on the Dharma explicitly and this book takes you on an inward tour across the whole world-to the jungles of Indonesia, a fog-shrouded park in San Francisco, the sun-blistered African veldt, a Burmese monastery surrounded by gun-fire, and the church-like sanctuary of a Nebraska barn, just to name a few. Collectively these stories paint a living portrait of the face of Buddhism, and readers may discover that that face is a strangely familiar one-and that every journey only ever leads home.

Edited by Keith Kachtick--the author of Hungry Ghost: A Novel (A New York Times Notable Book),You Are Not Here and Other Works of Buddhist Fiction--offers more surprising and transcendent work from some of fiction's famous names, alongside that of names you've never heard before--but surely will again:

Lama Surya Das, Keith Kachtick, Robert Olen Butler, Kate Wheeler, Anne Donovan, Samantha Schoech, Mary Yukari Waters, Andrew Foster Altschul, Jess Row, Anh Chi Pham, Sean Murphy, Pico Iyer, Dan Zigmond, Michele Martin, Sean Hoade, Jeff Davis, Jake Lorfing, Geshe Michael Roach, Anne Carolyn Klein, Dean Sluyter, Mark Salzman, and Hal Hallstein.

Publisher: Boston : Wisdom Publications, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780861712915
0861712919
Branch Call Number: SHORT STORIES YOU
Characteristics: x, 244 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Kachtick, Keith

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