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Back on the fire : essays

Author: Gary Snyder
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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These essays employ fire as a metaphor for the crucial moment when deeply held viewpoints yield to new experiences - the moment when our spirits and minds broaden and mature ... [The author] here writes and riffs on a wide range of topics. He explores southwestern European Paleolithic cave art, and his own personal poetic history with haiku. He offers ... reminiscences of his youthful West Coast logging and trail  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Snyder
OCLC Number: 180772367
Notes: Originally published: [Emeryville, CA] : Shoemaker & Hoard, ©2007.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Part one: Fires, floods, and following the Dao; Ark of the Sierra; Migration/immigration, wandering South and North, erasing borders, coming to live on Turtle Island; Ecology, literature, and the New World disorder, gathered on Okinawa; Thinking toward the thousand-year forest plan; Mountain spirit's true [no] nature; Path to Matsuyama; Writers and the war against nature; Entering the fiftieth millennium; Lifetimes with fire --
Part two: With wild surmise; Sustainability means winning hearts and minds; "Can poetry change the world?"; Three way tavern; Will of wild wild women; Coyote makes things hard; Shell game; "Way of poisons"; Regarding "Smokey the Bear sutra"; On the problems lurking in the phrase "before the wilderness"; Allen Ginsberg crosses over; Highest and driest; Afterword to a new edition of Riprap; Cottonwoods; Harriet Callicotte's stone in Kansas; Empty shells; Grown in America.
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These essays employ fire as a metaphor for the crucial moment when deeply held viewpoints yield to new experiences - the moment when our spirits and minds broaden and mature ... [The author] here writes and riffs on a wide range of topics. He explores southwestern European Paleolithic cave art, and his own personal poetic history with haiku. He offers ... reminiscences of his youthful West Coast logging and trail crew day, and the talks he gave in Paris and Tokyo on art and archetypes. He honors poets of his generation, like Philip Whalen and Allen Ginsberg, and meditates on art, labor, and the making of families, houses, and homesteads.-Dust jacket.

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