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Reading emptiness Buddhism and literature by Jefferson Humphries

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Buddhist literature -- Philosophy.,
  • Buddhism and literature.,
  • Sunyata.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [151]-157) and index.

StatementJeff Humphries.
SeriesSUNY series, the margins of literature
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBQ1020 .H86 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 169 p. ;
Number of Pages169
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL384963M
ISBN 100791442616, 0791442624
LC Control Number98047569

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