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Gary Snyder : dimensions of a life

Author: Jon Halper
Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In celebration of Snyder's 60th birthday, this is a compilation of the writings of 65 individuals who have worked with and been friends with Snyder throughout his lifetime. He has been a poet and essayist, mountaineer, anthropologist, Zen Buddhist, and environmentalist.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gary Snyder.
San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, ©1991
(OCoLC)645789644
Named Person: Gary Snyder; Gary Snyder; Gary Snyder
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Halper
ISBN: 0871566362 9780871566362 0871566168 9780871566164
OCLC Number: 21375882
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 451 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Mountaineers are always free / Jerry Crandall --
Scenes from the sidelines / J. Michael Mahar --
Gary Snyder and Reed College / David H. French --
1414 SE Lambert Street / Carol Baker --
My first encounter with a real poet / Jeremy Anderson --
Riprap and the old ways : Gary Snyder in Yosemite, 1955 / Jim Snyder --
Poets on the bum / Will Baker --
Kyoto in the fifties / Burton Watson --
Kyoto, Zen, Snyder / Philip Yampolsky --
An easy rider at Yase / Hisao Kanaseki --
September ridge / Will Petersen --
Snyder, Sakaki, and the tribe / Katsunori Yamazato --
Dust from my old backpack / Nanao Sakaki --
True enlightenment / Doc Dachtler --
An encounter at Kitkitdizze : summer of 1970 / Bruce Boyd. As it is / Steve Sanfield --
The one around the campfire / Will Staple --
My apprenticeship at Kitkitdizze : summer of 1973 / Gary Lawless --
"Thirty miles of dust : there is no other life." / Scott McLean --
Having a poet as a dad is kind of like having a fireman as a dad / KaiSnyder --
What I have learned / Gen Snyder --
Ten Snyder stories / Jim Dodge --
Gary Snyder and the real work / Peter Coyote --
Harriet Callicotte's stone in Kansas / Gary Snyder --
Naming gray / Ursula K. Le Guin --
My mythic thumbnail biography of Gary Snyder / Allen Ginsberg --
"Pastures new" / Michael McClure --
LIberal shepherds / Philip Whalen --
Voyant / Anne Waldman --
Some tenses of Snyder / Alan Williamson --
Jumping over bear droppings / Gioia Timpanelli --
Imagination's body and comradely display / Clayton Eshleman. The poet was always foremost / Jerome Rothenberg --
Notes on Gary Snyder / James Laughlin --
Yes, it's really work! / Robert Sund --
A trail maker / Wendell Berry --
The wilderness poetic of Gary Snyder / Tim McNulty --
For cold mountain's stream / Paul Hansen --
Gary Snyder and the Western poetic tradition / Robert M. Torrance --
The poet in the university / Jack Hicks --
"We should go back" / James Koller --
Gary Snyder / Drummond Hadley --
Excelsissimus / Fran Jones --
The toku of Gary Snyder / Robert Aitken --
Four decades with Gary Snyder / Ryo Imamura --
What's the Sanskrit word for coyote? / David Padwa --
A raven in the dojo : Gary Snyder and the dharma / Dale Pendell --
First winter / Carole Koda --
Off the trail / Gary Snyder --
The first two times we met / Dan Ellsberg --
It was the whales that brought me to Gary Snyder / Paul Winter. An elder of the tribe / Richard Nelson --
Swimming in a sea of friends / Lee Swenson --
Dinnertime / Charlene Spretnak --
Gary Snyder : tribal founder / Dave Foreman --
Gary Snyder : post-modern man / George Sessions --
A wild fox barking / R. Edward Grumbine --
Beating the drum with Gary / Peter Berg --
A coyote who can sing / Dell Hymes --
Primitive afterword / Stanley Diamond --
Fixing the world / Thomas Buckley --
Synder's culture / Ron Scollon --
Genuine culture / Suzie Scollon --
Everlasting life / Wes Jackson.
Responsibility: edited by Jon Halper.

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Fellow writers reminisce about Gary Snyder, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and essayist, mountaineer, Zen Buddhist, and environmentalist, and his influence on their lives.  Read more...

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