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Gary Snyder

Autor(a) de Turtle Island

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About the Author

Gary Snyder was born in San Francisco, California on May 8, 1930. He received a B.A. in anthropology at Reed College in 1951. Between working as a logger, a trail-crew member, and a seaman on a Pacific tanker, he was associated with Beat poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso and studied in mostrar mais a Zen monastery in Japan. He wrote numerous books of poetry and prose including Danger on Peaks, Mountains and Rivers Without End, No Nature: New and Selected Poems, The Practice of the Wild, Regarding Wave, and Myths and Texts. He received an American Book Award for Axe Handles and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for Turtle Island. He has also received an American Academy of Arts and Letters award, the Bollingen Prize, the Bess Hokin Prize, the Levinson Prize from Poetry, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and the Shelley Memorial Award. In 2012, he received the Wallace Stevens Award for lifetime achievement by the Academy of American Poets. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Gary Snyder

Turtle Island (1974) — Autor — 757 exemplares
The Practice of the Wild (1990) 597 exemplares
Mountains and Rivers Without End (1996) 396 exemplares
No Nature: New and Selected Poems (1992) 349 exemplares
Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems (1958) — Autor — 331 exemplares
The Back Country (1968) 310 exemplares
Danger on Peaks (2005) 185 exemplares
Axe Handles: Poems (1983) 180 exemplares
Regarding Wave (1970) 150 exemplares
Myths and Texts (1960) 149 exemplares
Back on the Fire: Essays (2007) — Autor — 117 exemplares
The Old Ways (1611) 97 exemplares
The High Sierra of California (1899) 83 exemplares
This Present Moment: New Poems (2015) 64 exemplares
Passage through India (1983) 46 exemplares
'Beat' Poets (1961) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
A Range of Poems (1966) 16 exemplares
Songs for Gaia (1979) — Autor — 12 exemplares
La práctica de lo salvaje (2014) 10 exemplares
Good, Wild, Sacred (1984) 9 exemplares
Manzanita (1971) — Autor — 6 exemplares
Riprap (1959) 4 exemplares
Neo paganesimo (1999) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Problem Solving Guide for DC/AC (2011) 3 exemplares
Caterpillar 19: Spring 1972 — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Premier Chant du Chaman (1992) 3 exemplares
Tingens ådring (1975) 2 exemplares
Tidlige dikt (2015) 2 exemplares
This Present Moment 2 exemplares
Nanao Knows 2 exemplares
Les Muntanyes són la teva ment (2013) 2 exemplares
ZERO Vol. 5 (1981) 2 exemplares
Three on community (1996) 2 exemplares
Buddhist Anarchism 1 exemplar
Özgürlügün Görgüsü (2017) 1 exemplar
Four changes 1 exemplar
The Practice of the Wild - Documentary Film (2010) — Featured — 1 exemplar
Voices of Change 1 exemplar
Range of Poems 1 exemplar
Hop, Skip and Jump 1 exemplar
Go Round 1 exemplar
Aus der Spur (2001) 1 exemplar
North Beach 1 exemplar
For All 1 exemplar
Sharkmeat 1 exemplar
Mouse & Lion 1 exemplar
This Is Our Body (1989) 1 exemplar
Two Logging Songs 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Portable Beat Reader (Viking Portable Library) (1992) — Contribuidor — 1,461 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições926 exemplares
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 835 exemplares
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Contribuidor — 757 exemplares
The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Contribuidor — 597 exemplares
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuidor — 416 exemplares
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contribuidor — 392 exemplares
Contemporary American Poetry (1962) — Contribuidor, algumas edições385 exemplares
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuidor — 329 exemplares
The New American Poetry 1945-1960 (1960) — Contribuidor — 319 exemplares
For a Future to Be Possible (1993) — Contribuidor — 250 exemplares
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
Thinking Like a Mountain: Towards a Council of All Beings (1988) — Contribuidor — 195 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 177 exemplares
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
Future Primitive: The New Ecotopias (1994) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1993 (1993) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry (2003) — Tradutor — 100 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
The Maidu Indian Myths and Stories of Hanc'ibyjim (1991) — Prefácio — 54 exemplares
The Wounded Planet (1973) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The divine woman : dragon ladies and rain maidens in T'ang literature (1537) — Prefácio, algumas edições46 exemplares
In Search of the Simple Life: American Voices, Past and Present (1986) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Mountains and Waters Sutra: A Practitioner's Guide to Dogen's "Sansuikyo" (2018) — Contribuidor, algumas edições34 exemplares
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (1995) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Cold Mountain Poems (1965) — Tradutor — 29 exemplares
Possibilities of Poetry: An Anthology of American Contemporaries (1970) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
New American Review 8 (1970) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
EVERGREEN REVIEW: VOL. 3, NO. 9: SUMMER 1959 (1959) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
New American Review 15 (1972) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Handspan of Red Earth: An Anthology of American Farm Poems (1991) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
A Zen Life (2006) — Interviewee — 6 exemplares
Unexpected Manna (1978) — Introdução — 6 exemplares
Caterpillar 3/4 (1971) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Six San Francisco Poets (1969) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
THE SEVENTIES. Number 1. Spring 1972 (1972) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Hey Lew : Homage to Lew Welch — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Turtle, Bear and Wolf (1976) — Prefácio — 3 exemplares
New Directions in Prose and Poetry 35 (1977) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
12 Poets & 1 Painter (1964) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Foot #2 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Sugar, alcohol, & meat [sound recording] (1980) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Coyote's Journal No 9. (1971) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Wild Dog #17 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Niagara Frontier Review, Spring-Summer 1965 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Kayak 12 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
River Styx 4: American Mythmaking (1979) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



Read this for May 2024 Calfifornia Book Club.

This is Snyder's first published collection (1959), and the first thing I have read from him. IKt is a mix of his own poetry (Riprap), Cold Mountain Poems are translated and by the Chinese poet Han-shan, who lived AD 600s or 700s.

My favorites here are the ones about the Sierra Nevada and outdoor work: Hay for the Horses, Thin Ice, the Piute Creek poems. While reading I wondered where Piute Creek is, as they reminded me of Fresno County around Shaver Lake (particularly the granite). The Afterword explains that he worked in Yosemite along Piute Creek--so not far at all from Shaver. Same granite formation, most likely.

I am curious about Snyder's later work--there is A LOT, and he also won a Pulitzer.
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Dreesie | 3 outras críticas | May 12, 2024 |
I watched the DVD before reading the book. The book did help clarify some of the conversation that was a bit muffled by the distance as the actors walked the countryside, and gave me time to pause and consider what was said.
The main focus of their conversation related to Snyder's live, his involvement in Buddhism and nature Jim Harrison seemed to play a secondary role, asking questions and deferring to Gary Snyder's opinions, in such a retiring manner that one wonders why Snyder seemed to have a high opinion of him. He also was very widely read, making connections with obscure or historic writings, which surprised me since I knew his writing only from 2 popular novels. I will look for more from him.
Scenes interspersed their joint conversations, Snyder reading his poetry, comments by others who knew Snyder, and historic footage of the Beat Generation.
A book with ideas to ponder, but as much an inspiration to go to their original writings rather than be satisfied with these snippets.
The video was interesting to watch once, to get a glimpse of authors I've enjoyed but never seen in real life.
The dinner scenes with other people around were not that well done, seemed more of an opportunity for Hearst to get screen time.
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juniperSun | 1 outra crítica | Mar 26, 2024 |
Apparently this isn't a common experience for everyone, but when I was in middle school, we studied the Beat Generation. I wouldn't be taking too much poetic license to claim that I was raised by Hippies, so to learn about the Beat Generation was like discovering a long-lost branch of my family. I still have a copy of "The Rolling Stones Book of the Beats." I wouldn't say that I am in love with the art produced by the Beat Generation, nor that I personally relate with it, but I do hold in high regard as an ancestral cultural well.

Gary Snyder is an animist, as am I. So when I learned of Snyder, I was immediately intrigued—an animist Beatnik.

Although I've been hearing about Snyder for a few years now, I haven't read much of his material. "Mountains and Rivers Without End" is Snyder's Magnum Opus, so I thought I might as well start there. Some had advised against this, but I would say—if you're willing to put in the time, you won't regret it!

The following is a book review of both "Mountains and Rivers Without End" and "A Sense of the Whole."

Gary Snyder spent forty years writing "Mountains and Rivers Without End"—from 1956 to 1996. For the '97-'98 academic year, Gonnerman hosted a seminar at Stanford on "Mountains and Rivers Without End." A broad community of intellectuals, artists, and spiritual leaders contributed to this corpus, which eventually lead to the publication of "A Sense of the Whole" in 2015 (I'm not entirely sure what led to the seventeen year delay). Snyder himself says that working with "Mountains and Rivers Without End" is a treacherous journey, and therefore recommends taking on the endeavor in community. This points to some of the ways in which Snyder's work harkens back to oral traditions. The copy I have includes an audio edition, and I appreciated being able to hear the work in Snyder's own voice (I wasn't able to track down a digital edition of the work).

If you're contemplating engaging with this work, I would encourage you to put together a reading plan. In my case, I read the poem from end to end first, then read the entirety of the companion volume, then listened to the audio edition of the poem. Throughout this time I was taking notes and having discussion with friends—both those familiar and unfamiliar with the text.

I read much less poetry than prose, so I will comment that whereas with prose, I generally read a book once, I can certainly see a work like this being something I come back to multiple or numerous times, as poems have a dynamic, ever-changing quality to them.

The poem is divided into four parts, following the structure of a Noh play.

My first reading of the piece wasn't particularly rapturous, although, as I was anticipating this, I stuck with it. Things really took off once I picked up the companion text. The corpus of the poem is a talisman. There might be a line that appears unremarkable, commonplace. But then once you place the line in context—the context of Chinese landscape art, Zen Buddhism, animism, geology, yogic mythology, or any of a numerous set of relationships—the line transports you to a web of relationship.

I also happen to be reading John McPhee's "From Annals of the Former World," a Pulitzer-winning book on the geology of the United States. I can certainly recommend this as one lens to deepen into Snyders work, although there are many others as well.

You might notice, I have yet to say really anything on the subject of what the poem is "about." Like any spiritual text, an meaning we derive from the material has as much to do with our own practice with the work as it does with some kind of objective set of takeaways. For this reason, I'll continue to marinade on the poetry, and hopefully this has given you enough reason to pick up the material for yourself.
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willszal | 4 outras críticas | Dec 23, 2023 |
betty_s | Nov 30, 2023 |



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