The authority of the void

Author: Hassan, Ihab

Source: Third Text, Volume 19, Number 1, January 2005 , pp. 1-13(13)

Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group

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Abstract:

My topic demands clarification at the outset, but that clarification itself may seem enigmatic. A Zen master, asked by a disciple 'Why are we here on earth?', cackled and replied, 'We aren't'. Somewhere in that answer lies the authority of the void. The essay is in five parts, with internal breaks, like printer dingbats, and shifting moods as befits the subject.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09528820412331318519

Publication date: January 1, 2005

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