BL. W. B. Yeats

16. Demon and Beast. Dial 69 (November 1920): 464-65.

Doherty (196) reads this work and Lapis Lazuli (40) in terms of the ‘Zen’ in D. T. Suzuki’s translation of the Lankavatara Sutra, though the poem was written in 1918, eight years before Yeats’s earliest direct reference to Zen (see 47b), nine before Yano introduced him to Suzuki’s work (see 67), and fourteen before Suzuki published his translation of the Lankavatara Sutra.






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