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The Resource Crowded by beauty : the life and Zen of poet Philip Whalen, David Schneider

Crowded by beauty : the life and Zen of poet Philip Whalen, David Schneider

Label
Crowded by beauty : the life and Zen of poet Philip Whalen
Title
Crowded by beauty
Title remainder
the life and Zen of poet Philip Whalen
Statement of responsibility
David Schneider
Title variation
Life and Zen of poet Philip Whalen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Philip Whalen was an American poet, Zen Buddhist, and key figure in the literary and artistic scene that unfolded in San Francisco in the 1950s and '60s. When the Beat writers came West, Whalen became a revered, much-loved member of the group. Erudite, shy, and profoundly spiritual, his presence not only moved his immediate circle of Beat cohorts, but his powerful, startling, innovative work would come to impact American poetry to the present day. Drawing on Whalen's journals and personal correspondence--particularly with Ginsberg, Kerouac, Snyder, Kyger, Welch, and McClure --David Schneider shows how deeply bonded these intimates were, supporting one another in their art and their spiritual paths. Schneider, himself an ordained priest, provides an insider's view of Whalen's struggles and breakthroughs in his thirty years as a Zen monk. When Whalen died in 2002 as the retired Abbot of the Hartford Street Zen Center, his own teacher referred to him as a patriarch of the Western lineage of Buddhism. Crowded by Beauty chronicles the course of Whalen's life, focusing on his unique, eccentric, humorous, and literary-religious practice."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schneider, David
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.H117
LC item number
Z86 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whalen, Philip
  • Beats (Persons)
  • Poets, American
  • Zen Buddhists
  • Whalen, Philip
  • Beat generation
  • Poets, American
  • Zen Buddhists
Label
Crowded by beauty : the life and Zen of poet Philip Whalen, David Schneider
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Reflection in friends (includes methods) -- Banjo eyes, (Whalen & Ginsberg) -- Buddha red ears (Whalen & Kerouac) -- Kalyanamitra (Whalen & Snyder) -- Your heart is fine (Whalen & Kyger) -- Hail thee who play (Whalen & Mcclure) -- Early (childhood, family, through high-school) -- Forced association -- Reed's fine college (Whalen & Welch; Whalen and Lloyd Reynolds) -- Portage Solvitur Ambulando (1959-1971-includes publication of his first books) -- Japan, Bolinas, Japan, Bolinas (1959-1971) -- New years (Whalen & Richard Baker, first phase at Zen Center, including Tassajara) -- An order to love (ordination, second phase at Zen Center & Tassajara, head monk at Tassajara, South Ridge Zendo) -- Rope of sand (Philip at Santa Fe with Baker, et al; Dharma Transmission) -- RSVP (Philip at Hartford St.; Decline & death; includes a little postscript)
Control code
894745443
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780520247468
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015008822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)894745443
Label
Crowded by beauty : the life and Zen of poet Philip Whalen, David Schneider
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Reflection in friends (includes methods) -- Banjo eyes, (Whalen & Ginsberg) -- Buddha red ears (Whalen & Kerouac) -- Kalyanamitra (Whalen & Snyder) -- Your heart is fine (Whalen & Kyger) -- Hail thee who play (Whalen & Mcclure) -- Early (childhood, family, through high-school) -- Forced association -- Reed's fine college (Whalen & Welch; Whalen and Lloyd Reynolds) -- Portage Solvitur Ambulando (1959-1971-includes publication of his first books) -- Japan, Bolinas, Japan, Bolinas (1959-1971) -- New years (Whalen & Richard Baker, first phase at Zen Center, including Tassajara) -- An order to love (ordination, second phase at Zen Center & Tassajara, head monk at Tassajara, South Ridge Zendo) -- Rope of sand (Philip at Santa Fe with Baker, et al; Dharma Transmission) -- RSVP (Philip at Hartford St.; Decline & death; includes a little postscript)
Control code
894745443
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780520247468
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015008822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)894745443

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