D. T. SUZUKI (1869–1966), born and educated in Japan, was the chief emissary of Zen in the West. In addition to lecturing extensively throughout the world, he held teaching positions in Japan and at Columbia University. WILLIAM BARRETT is a distinguished philosopher and teacher, and was instrumental in introducing existentialism to America. He is the author of THE DEATH OF THE SOUL and IRRATIONAL MAN. He lives in Westchester County, New York.