skip to content
Poets on the peaks : Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen & Jack Kerouac in the North Cascades Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Poets on the peaks : Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen & Jack Kerouac in the North Cascades

Author: John Suiter
Publisher: New York : Counterpoint, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"With Poets on the Peaks, writer-photographer John Suiter has created a literary portrait of Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, and Jack Kerouac centered around their experiences as fire lookouts in the early 1950s. Featuring Suiter's evocative photographs of the peaks, fire lookouts, and mountain vistas, as well as numerous historical pictures, the book is also a photographic homage to the Cascadian landscape." "Based on  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Suiter, John, 1948-
Poets on the peaks.
Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, ©2002
(OCoLC)606752677
Named Person: Jack Kerouac; Gary Snyder; Philip Whalen; Jack Kerouac; Gary Snyder; Philip Whalen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Suiter
ISBN: 1582432945 9781582432946 1582431485 9781582431482
OCLC Number: 48176727
Description: 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: After the gold rush, Granite Creek, 1952 --
Youngsteiger, Crater Mountain, 1952 --
All along the watch tower, Sauk & Sourdough, 1953 --
Highway 99, Summer, 1954 --
Cold brilliant sun, Sourdough Mountain, Summer 1955 --
A remarkable collection of angels, San Francisco & Berkeley, Fall 1955 --
When men and mountains meet, San Francisco & Berkeley, Fall 1955 --
Bhikku Hostel, Marin-an, Early 1956 --
Desolation adventure, Desolation Peak, Summer 1956 --
A decent mad narrative, 1957-1959 --
Epilog: Fire on the mountain.
Responsibility: text and photographs by John Suiter.

Abstract:

"With Poets on the Peaks, writer-photographer John Suiter has created a literary portrait of Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, and Jack Kerouac centered around their experiences as fire lookouts in the early 1950s. Featuring Suiter's evocative photographs of the peaks, fire lookouts, and mountain vistas, as well as numerous historical pictures, the book is also a photographic homage to the Cascadian landscape." "Based on scores of previously unpublished letters, journals, and recent interviews with Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, and others, Poets on the Peaks traces the early development of a community of poets, including the famous Six Gallery reading that took place in San Francisco in October of 1955. It contains cameos by fellow poets and mountain-climbers Allen Ginsberg, Kenneth Rexroth, Philip Lamantia and Michael McClure. It is also a book about Dharma and the years of Dharma Bums, from Snyder's 1951 road-side revelation in the Nevada desert that led him to drop out of academia and head for Japan, to Kerouac's lonely vigil with The Diamond Sutra on Desolation Peak, to Philip Whalen's ordination as a Zen priest."--Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48176727> # Poets on the peaks : Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen & Jack Kerouac in the North Cascades
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "48176727" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/791910#Place/northwest_pacific> ; # Northwest, Pacific
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/791910#Topic/beat_generation> ; # Beat generation
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/791910#Topic/authors_american_20th_century> ; # Authors, American--20th century
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1244212> ; # North America--Cascade Range.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/791910#Person/whalen_philip> ; # Philip Whalen
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1242543> ; # Pacific Northwest.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/821779> ; # Authors, American--Homes and haunts
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1353235> ; # Homes
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/44512686> ; # Philip Whalen
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/791910#Topic/authors_american_homes_and_haunts_cascade_range> ; # Authors, American--Homes and haunts--Cascade Range
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/27066713> ; # Jack Kerouac
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/821764> ; # Authors, American
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/791910#Person/snyder_gary_1930> ; # Gary Snyder
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/791910#Place/cascade_range> ; # Cascade Range
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/791910#Topic/authors_american_homes_and_haunts_northwest_pacific> ; # Authors, American--Homes and haunts--Northwest, Pacific
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/68944804> ; # Gary Snyder
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/829327> ; # Beat generation
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/791910#Event/1900_1999> ; # 1900-1999
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/811.5409/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/791910#Person/kerouac_jack_1922_1969> ; # Jack Kerouac
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2002" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/47022076> ; # John Suiter
   schema:datePublished "2002" ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/791910> ;
   schema:genre "Pictorial works"@en ;
   schema:genre "Illustrated works"@en ;
   schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/606752677> ;
   schema:name "Poets on the peaks : Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen & Jack Kerouac in the North Cascades"@en ;
   schema:productID "48176727" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/48176727#PublicationEvent/new_york_counterpoint_2002> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/791910#Agent/counterpoint> ; # Counterpoint
   schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/48176727#Review/849068886> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781582432946> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781582431482> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/48176727> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/791910#Person/kerouac_jack_1922_1969> # Jack Kerouac
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1922" ;
   schema:deathDate "1969" ;
   schema:familyName "Kerouac" ;
   schema:givenName "Jack" ;
   schema:name "Jack Kerouac" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/791910#Person/snyder_gary_1930> # Gary Snyder
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1930" ;
   schema:familyName "Snyder" ;
   schema:givenName "Gary" ;
   schema:name "Gary Snyder" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/791910#Person/whalen_philip> # Philip Whalen
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Whalen" ;
   schema:givenName "Philip" ;
   schema:name "Philip Whalen" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/791910#Place/northwest_pacific> # Northwest, Pacific
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Northwest, Pacific" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/791910#Topic/authors_american_homes_and_haunts_cascade_range> # Authors, American--Homes and haunts--Cascade Range
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85009808> ;
   schema:name "Authors, American--Homes and haunts--Cascade Range"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/791910#Topic/authors_american_homes_and_haunts_northwest_pacific> # Authors, American--Homes and haunts--Northwest, Pacific
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85009808> ;
   schema:name "Authors, American--Homes and haunts--Northwest, Pacific"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1242543> # Pacific Northwest.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Pacific Northwest." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1244212> # North America--Cascade Range.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "North America--Cascade Range." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1353235> # Homes
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Homes"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/821764> # Authors, American
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Authors, American"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/821779> # Authors, American--Homes and haunts
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Authors, American--Homes and haunts"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/829327> # Beat generation
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Beat generation"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/27066713> # Jack Kerouac
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1922" ;
   schema:deathDate "1969" ;
   schema:familyName "Kerouac" ;
   schema:givenName "Jack" ;
   schema:name "Jack Kerouac" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/44512686> # Philip Whalen
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Whalen" ;
   schema:givenName "Philip" ;
   schema:name "Philip Whalen" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/47022076> # John Suiter
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1948" ;
   schema:familyName "Suiter" ;
   schema:givenName "John" ;
   schema:name "John Suiter" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/68944804> # Gary Snyder
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1930" ;
   schema:familyName "Snyder" ;
   schema:givenName "Gary" ;
   schema:name "Gary Snyder" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781582431482>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1582431485" ;
   schema:isbn "9781582431482" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781582432946>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1582432945" ;
   schema:isbn "9781582432946" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/606752677>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Poets on the peaks." ;
   schema:description "Online version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48176727> ; # Poets on the peaks : Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen & Jack Kerouac in the North Cascades
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/48176727>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48176727> ; # Poets on the peaks : Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen & Jack Kerouac in the North Cascades
   schema:dateModified "2017-04-03" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/48176727#Review/849068886>
    a schema:Review ;
   schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48176727> ; # Poets on the peaks : Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen & Jack Kerouac in the North Cascades
   schema:reviewBody ""With Poets on the Peaks, writer-photographer John Suiter has created a literary portrait of Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, and Jack Kerouac centered around their experiences as fire lookouts in the early 1950s. Featuring Suiter's evocative photographs of the peaks, fire lookouts, and mountain vistas, as well as numerous historical pictures, the book is also a photographic homage to the Cascadian landscape." "Based on scores of previously unpublished letters, journals, and recent interviews with Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, and others, Poets on the Peaks traces the early development of a community of poets, including the famous Six Gallery reading that took place in San Francisco in October of 1955. It contains cameos by fellow poets and mountain-climbers Allen Ginsberg, Kenneth Rexroth, Philip Lamantia and Michael McClure. It is also a book about Dharma and the years of Dharma Bums, from Snyder's 1951 road-side revelation in the Nevada desert that led him to drop out of academia and head for Japan, to Kerouac's lonely vigil with The Diamond Sutra on Desolation Peak, to Philip Whalen's ordination as a Zen priest."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.