This section is still being developed.
Introductions and readings on the following Buddhism and Literature topics are available through Oxford Bibliographies Online:
Buddhism and the Beats
Buddhism and Modern Literature
History of the Buddhist Canon
Oral and Literature Traditions
Pure Land Sūtras
Sutta (Pāli/Theravada Canon)
Tibetan Book of the Dead
Tibetan Buddhist Verse Literature
Garton-Gundling, Kyle. Enlightened Individualism: Buddhism and Hinduism in American Literature from the Beats to the Present. Ohio State University Press, 2019.
Humphries, Jefferson. Reading Emptiness: Buddhism and Literature. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999.
McMahan, David L. “Mindfulness, Literature and the Affirmation of Ordinary Life.” The Making of Buddhist Modernism, by David L. McMahan, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 215-240.
Mitchell, Scott A. “Buddhism and the Beats.” Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism, edited by Richard Payne, New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Normand, Lawrence, and Alison Winch, eds. Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
Whalen-Bridge, John, and Gary Storhoff, eds. The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2009.
Whalen-Bridge, John, and Gary Storhoff, eds. Writing as Enlightenment: Buddhist American Literature in the Twenty-First Century. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2011.