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Extract: If uneven in nature and scope, this compendium of essays, interviews, and literary speculations provides a still cogent look at how effectively Buddhism has been transmitted in the U.S. through literature. Whalen-Bridge and Storhof (eds. The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature, SUNY, 2009), contend here that Buddhism has become “an important cultural dimension of America” (2). With various contributors, including several from their previous volume, they advance this view convincingly in talking up the indigenization of Buddhism in the U.S.