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The Gary Snyder Reader : Prose, Poetry, and Translations - Gary Snyder

The Gary Snyder Reader

Prose, Poetry, and Translations

By: Gary Snyder, Jim Dodge (Introduction by)

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This monumental collection gathers essays, travel journals, letters, poems, and translations from one of the most influential literary voices of the twentieth century.. Gary Snyder has been a major cultural force in America for five decades-prize-winning poet, environmental activist, Zen Buddhist, and reluctant counterculture guru. Having expanded far beyond the Beat poems that first brought his work into the public eye, Snyder has produced a wide-ranging body of work that encompasses his fluency in Eastern literature and culture, his commitment to the environment, and his concepts of humanity's place in the cosmos. The Gary Snyder Reader showcases the panoramic range of his literary vision in a single-volume survey that will appeal to students and general readers alike.

Forewordp. xv
Author's Notep. xxi
Prose
from Earth House Hold
Lookout's Journalp. 5
Japan First Time Aroundp. 24
Spring Sesshin at Shokoku-jip. 34
Buddhism and the Possibilities of a Planetary Culturep. 41
Passage to More Than Indiap. 44
Poetry and the Primitivep. 52
Suwa-no-se Island and the Banyan Ashramp. 62
from He Who Hunted Birds in His Father's Village
The Mythp. 71
Function of the Mythp. 75
from The Real Work
The East West Interviewp. 91
from Passage Through India
The Cambodgep. 129
Pondicherryp. 135
Khajurahop. 139
Dharamshalap. 141
Dalai Lamap. 144
Letters
to Philip Whalen (1954-1961)p. 149
to Will Petersen (1957-1958)p. 160
from The Practice of the Wild
The Etiquette of Freedomp. 167
The Place, the Region, and the Commonsp. 183
Blue Mountains Constantly Walkingp. 200
Ancient Forests of the Far Westp. 214
Gracep. 235
from A Place in Space
Smokey the Bear Sutrap. 241
Four Changes, with a Postscriptp. 245
"Energy Is Eternal Delight"p. 254
Unnatural Writingp. 257
The Porous Worldp. 263
Coming into the Watershedp. 267
Kitkitdizze: A Node in the Netp. 277
from The Great Clod Project
"Wild" in Chinap. 287
Walls Within Wallsp. 296
The Brushp. 313
The Paris Review Interviewp. 319
Selections from Journals
Japan, "Of All the Wild Sakura"p. 341
Australiap. 349
Ladakhp. 353
Botswana and Zimbabwep. 360
Uncollected Essays
Walking the Great Ridge Omine on the Womb-Diamond Trailp. 371
Walking Downtown Nahap. 383
Is Nature Real?p. 387
Entering the Fiftieth Millenniump. 390
Poetry
from Riprap
Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookoutp. 399
Piute Creekp. 400
Milton by Firelightp. 401
Above Pate Valleyp. 402
Hay for the Horsesp. 403
Riprapp. 404
from Myths and Texts
[from "Logging"]
"The Morning Star Is Not a Star"p. 407
"But Ye Shall Destroy Their Altar"p. 407
"Lodgepole Pine: The Wonderful Reproductive"p. 408
"Each Dawn Is Clear"p. 409
"The Groves Are Down"p. 410
"Lodgepole"p. 410
[from "Hunting"]
First Shaman Songp. 411
This Poem Is for Bearp. 412
This Poem Is for Deerp. 413
"Sealion, Salmon, Offshore--"p. 415
"Flung from Demonic Wombs"p. 416
"How Rare to Be Born a Human Being!"p. 416
[from "Burning"]
Maudgalyayana Saw Hellp. 417
John Muir on Mt. Ritterp. 418
Amitabha's Vowp. 419
"Spikes of New Smell Driven up Nostrils"p. 419
"Stone-flake and Salmon"p. 421
"'Wash Me on Home, Mama'"p. 422
from The Back Country
A Berry Feastp. 425
The Springp. 429
A Walkp. 430
Burning the Small Deadp. 431
Foxtail Pinep. 432
Oilp. 433
After Workp. 434
Four Poems for Robinp. 435
Work to Do Toward Townp. 437
The Manichaeansp. 438
Artemisp. 439
Mother of the Buddhasp. 440
Nature Green Shitp. 441
Twelve Hours Out of New Yorkp. 442
Hop, Skip, and Jumpp. 443
Through the Smoke Holep. 444
Nanao Knowsp. 446
from Regarding Wave
Wavep. 449
In the House of the Rising Sunp. 450
Song of the Tastep. 451
Kyoto Born in Spring Songp. 452
Everybody Lying on Their Stomochs, Head Toward the Candle, Reading, Sleeping, Drawingp. 453
Shark Meatp. 454
The Bed in the Skyp. 455
Regarding Wavep. 456
Revolution in the Revolution in the Revolutionp. 457
Sours of the Hillsp. 458
To Firep. 459
Lovep. 460
Meeting the Mountainsp. 461
Long Hairp. 462
from Turtle Island
Withoutp. 465
I Went Into the Maverick Barp. 466
No Matter, Never Mindp. 467
The Bathp. 468
Control Burnp. 471
Prayer for the Great Familyp. 472
Sourcep. 473
For Nothingp. 474
The Eggp. 475
Pine Tree Topsp. 476
By Frazier Creek Fallsp. 477
Mother Earth; Her Whalesp. 478
Why Log Truck Drivers Rise Earlier Than Students of Zenp. 480
"One Should Not Talk to a Skilled Hunter About What Is Forbidden by the Buddha"p. 481
Magpie's Songp. 482
O Watersp. 483
For the Childrenp. 484
As for Poetsp. 485
from Axe Handles
Axe Handlesp. 489
River in the Valleyp. 490
Changing Diapersp. 491
Walking Through Myoshin-jip. 492
Working on the '58 Willys Pickupp. 493
For/From Lewp. 494
Getting in the Woodp. 495
True Nightp. 496
24:IV:40075, 3:30PMp. 498
Dillingham, Alaska, the Willow Tree Barp. 499
Breastsp. 500
Old Woman Naturep. 501
The Canyon Wrenp. 502
For Allp. 504
from Left Out in the Rain
Poem Left in Sourdough Mountain Lookoutp. 507
Seeing the Oxp. 507
Longitude 170[degree] West, Latitude 35[degree] Northp. 508
For Examplep. 509
English Lessons at the Boiler Companyp. 510
Farewell to Burning Islandp. 510
No Shoes No Shirt No Servicep. 511
Poetry Is the Eagle of Experiencep. 512
Calciump. 512
At White River Roadhousep. 513
The Persimmonsp. 514
For Berkeleyp. 516
"There are those who love to get dirty"p. 516
Sestina of the End of the Kalpap. 517
How Zen Masters Are Like Mature Herringp. 518
from Cold Mountain Poems [Translations]
"The Path to Han-shan's Place Is Laoghable"p. 524
"In a Tangle of Cliffs I Chose a Place--"p. 524
"Men Ask the Way to Cold Mountain"p. 524
"I Settled at Cold Mountain Long Ago"p. 524
"I Have Lived at Cold Mountain"p. 525
"In My First Thirty Years of Life"p. 525
"There's a Naked Bug at Cold Mouatain"p. 525
"Cold Mountain Is a House"p. 525
"Some Critic Tried to Put Me Down--"p. 526
"When Men See Han-shan"p. 526
from Miyazawa Kenji [Translations]
Spring and the Ashurap. 530
Floating World Picture: Spring in the Kitagami Mountainsp. 532
Cloud Semaphorep. 533
The Politiciansp. 534
Thiefp. 534
Sixteen T'ang Poems [Translations]p. 535
Long Bitter Song [Translations]p. 545
from No Nature
How Poetry Comes to Mep. 557
On Climbing the Sierra Matterhorn Again After Thirty-one Yearsp. 557
The Sweatp. 558
Buildingp. 560
Off the Trailp. 562
Word Basket Womanp. 563
Right in the Trailp. 565
For Lew Welch in a Snowfallp. 567
Ripples on the Surfacep. 568
from Mountains and Rivers Without End
Bubbs Creek Haircutp. 571
The Blue Skyp. 576
The Flowingp. 580
Arctic Midnight Twilightp. 584
Walking the New York Bedrockp. 587
New Moon Tonguep. 591
Macaques in the Skyp. 592
Raven's Beak River at the Endp. 593
Cross Legg'dp. 595
We Wash Our Bowls in This Waterp. 596
Earth Versep. 598
Finding the Space in the Heartp. 599
New Poems
Icy Mountains Constantly Walkingp. 605
Summer of Ninety-Sevenp. 606
"This present moment"p. 608
Chronologyp. 611
Indexp. 615
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ISBN: 9781582430799
ISBN-10: 1582430799
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 16th March 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition