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The Resource Four men shaking : searching for sanity with Samuel Beckett, Norman Mailer, and my perfect Zen teacher, Lawrence Shainberg

Four men shaking : searching for sanity with Samuel Beckett, Norman Mailer, and my perfect Zen teacher, Lawrence Shainberg

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Four men shaking : searching for sanity with Samuel Beckett, Norman Mailer, and my perfect Zen teacher
Title
Four men shaking
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searching for sanity with Samuel Beckett, Norman Mailer, and my perfect Zen teacher
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Shainberg
Title variation
4 men shaking
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Language
eng
Summary
"Due to what he calls his 'inexplicably good karma,' writer Lawrence Shainberg's life has been filled with relationships with legendary writers and renowned Buddhist teachers. In this engaging memoir, Shainberg weaves together the narratives of three of these relationships: his literary friendships with Samuel Beckett and Norman Mailer, and his long teacher-student relationship with the Japanese Zen master Kyudo Nakagawa. In Shainberg's lifelong pursuit of both writerly success and Zen equanimity, each of these men come to represent an important aspect of his experience. The brash, combative Mailer becomes a symbol in Shainberg's mind for the Buddhist concept of "form," while the elusive and self-deprecating Beckett seems to him to embody 'emptiness.' Through it all is Nakagawa, the earthy, direct Zen teacher continuously encouraging Shainberg to let go of his endless rumination and accept the present as it is"--
Summary
In this engaging memoir, Shainberg weaves together the narratives of three relationships: his literary friendships with Samuel Beckett and Norman Mailer, and his long teacher-student relationship with the Japanese Zen master Kyudo Nakagawa
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Biography type
autobiography
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10787541
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LBSOR/DLC
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1936-
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Shainberg, Lawrence
Dewey number
  • 294.3/927092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
BQ986.A42
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Shainberg, Lawrence
  • Spiritual life
  • Male friendship
Target audience
adult
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searching for sanity with Samuel Beckett, Norman Mailer, and my perfect Zen teacher
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Four men shaking : searching for sanity with Samuel Beckett, Norman Mailer, and my perfect Zen teacher, Lawrence Shainberg
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
2018049034
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9781611807295
Lccn
2018049034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1057859029
Label
Four men shaking : searching for sanity with Samuel Beckett, Norman Mailer, and my perfect Zen teacher, Lawrence Shainberg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018049034
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9781611807295
Lccn
2018049034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1057859029

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