The Way of Zen Author:Alan W. Watts "No one has given us such a concise, freshly written introduction to the whole history of this Far Eastern development of Buddhist thought as Alan Watts, in the present, highly readable work." — -Joseph Campbell, The New York Times Book Review — "Here at last then we have an admirably lucid attempt in a Western language to place Zen in the context... more » of oriental religious history.... This is by far the most comprehensive work on Zen that has yet been written by a Westerner."
"Mr. Watts's book is certainly the most explicit and orderly account of Zen Buddhism that has yet appeared in English."
-Marice Richardson, New Statesman
"For either the student or the scholar, The Way of Zen is an exciting and rewarding experience.... Most critics have found Mr. Watts' detachment (that is, he has never "joined the organization") a help rather than a hindrance to an obective veiw of a highly controversial subject."