The Old Tea Seller: Life and Zen Poetry in 18th Century Kyoto
June 15, 2010
5.46 X 0.63 X 8.4 inches | 0.53 pounds
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About the Author
Norman Waddell born in Washington, D.C. in 1940, was attracted to Japan by the works of the legendary D.T. Suzuki and his protégée R. H. Blyth, taught at Otani University for over thirty years, and was editor of the Eastern Buddhist Journal for several decades. He has published more than a dozen books on Japanese Zen Buddhism and is considered one of the finest translators of sacred texts of our time. He is the authoritative English translator of works by and about Hakuin.
"Norman Waddell has brought us an important Japanese Zen poet who has been too long neglected. The biography is detailed and informative but Waddell has gone further and has translated all of Baisao's published verse (including some taken from holograph manuscript) and prose, as well as many of Baisao's letters and verse . . . This book will stand as the definitive work on Baisao for many years." --The Zen Site "[A] delightful and exquisite volume . . . Norman Waddell has done a marvelous job pulling all of this material together." --Spirituality and Practice