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The Back Country is one of Gary Snyder's most serious engagements with Eastern culture and thought. Gary Snyder attained fame and notoriety as a participant in the famous Six Gallery reading in San Francisco in 1955

The Back Country is one of Gary Snyder's most serious engagements with Eastern culture and thought. Much of the book works to achieve a perspective by means of contrast, as in "Hitch Haiku," a series of haiku (a Japanese form of imagistic, syllabic verse) mostly set in the American West. Gary Snyder attained fame and notoriety as a participant in the famous Six Gallery reading in San Francisco in 1955. His fame was embellished further by his role as the model for the protagonist in Jack Kerouac's novel "The Dharma Bums".

Gary Snyder worked as a logger and forest ranger; "Far East"-poems written between 1956 and 1964 in Japan where he. .The title, The Back Country, has three major associations; wilderness

Gary Snyder worked as a logger and forest ranger; "Far East"-poems written between 1956 and 1964 in Japan where he studied Zen at the monastery in Kyoto; "Kali"-poems inspired by a visit to India and his reading of Indian religious texts, particularly those of Shivaism and Tibetan Buddhism; and "Back"-poems done on his return to this country in 1964 which look again at our West with the eyes of India and Japan. The title, The Back Country, has three major associations; wilderness. the "backward" countries, and the back country" of the mind with its levels of being in the unconscious.

The Back Country book. Gary Snyder worked as a logger and forest ranger; "Far East"-poems written between 1956 and 1964 in Japan where he studied Zen at the monastery in Kyoto; "Kali"-poems inspired by a visit to India and his reading of Indian religious texts, particularly those This collection is made up of four sections: "Far West"-poems of the Western mountain country where, as.

Gary Snyder worked as a logger and forest ranger; "Far East"-poems written between 1956 and 1964 in Japan where . to this country in 1964 which look again at our West with the eyes of India and Japan.

Gary Snyder worked as a logger and forest ranger; "Far East"-poems written between 1956 and 1964 in Japan where he studied Zen at the monastery in Kyoto; "Kali"-poems inspired by a visit to India and his reading of Indian religious texts, particularly those of Shivaism and Tibetan Buddhism; and "Back"-poems done on his return. The book concludes with a group of translations of the Japanese poet Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933), with whose work Snyder feels a close affinity.

Gary Snyder (born May 8, 1930) is an American man of letters. Perhaps best known as a poet (often associated with the Beat Generation and the San Francisco Renaissance), he is also an essayist, lecturer, and environmental activist with anarchoprimitivist leanings. He has been described as the "poet laureate of Deep Ecology". Snyder is a winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the American Book Award.

Illustration by Jillian Tamaki

Illustration by Jillian Tamaki. The poet, essayist and environmentalist cites Ovid’s Metamorphoses as an inspiration: Ovid in a sense tried to write the entire Roman story. What books are on your nightstand? James C. Scott’s Against the Grain, but that’s just one of several recent books by Scott drawing on the radical new understanding regarding agriculture and a prehistory in which wild plant use and management was far more subtle (and productive) than realized before. Scott describes the many ways that cultures embracing wilder landscapes at home have avoided and confounded the would-be empires.

Now 75, he lives on a remote 100-acre ranch in the Sierra Nevada.

A reaffirmation of a back country of the spirit. Gary Snyder worked as a logger and forest ranger; "Far East"-poems written between 1956 and 1964 in Japan where he studied Zen at the monastery in Kyoto; "Kali"-poems inspired by a visit to India and his reading of Indian religious texts, particularly those of Shivaism and Tibetan Buddhism; and "Back"-poems done on his return to this country in 1964 which.

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The book concludes with a group of translations of the Japanese poet Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933), with whose work Snyder feels a close affinity. See details and exclusions.

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ISBN13: 978-0852460436

ISBN: 0852460430

Author: Gary Snyder

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Poetry

Language: English

Publisher: Fulcrum Press Ltd; First edition (December 1967)

Pages: 112 pages

ePUB size: 1680 kb

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Rating: 4.9

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wanderpool
Gary Snyder attained fame and notoriety as a participant in the famous Six Gallery reading in San Francisco in 1955. His fame was embellished further by his role as the model for the protagonist in Jack Kerouac's novel "The Dharma Bums". His first two books -- Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems and Myths and Texts -- solidified his position as one of the country's most interesting younger poets. But the Back Country was Snyder's masterpiece, and remains so today in a career full of high points. Written during a transition period between the author's mountain lookout jobs, stints in Japan, returns to America, marriage, divorce, journeys to India, and the cultural backdrop of the 1960s, this book is structured on these faults lines. We begin with "Far West", poems about the Sierras and Snyder's mountain jobs; we then move to "Far East", poems about Japan; "Kali" takes us to India, and represents a descent into the underworlds of Buddhist-themed suffering; and "Back" brings us back the America. The poems are taut and elliptical, with haiku-like precision. The book is a reflection of travel and the whirl of global, cultural interconnection that characterized much of the Sixties. At the time it was published, in 1968, there was simply no poetry like this in America, and Snyder deservedly became one of the nation's most celebrated poets -- a position he has maintained for almost fifty years now. There are too many good poems here to single out. If you are interested in reading one of the dozen seminal books of post-WWII American poetry, this is it. Indispensable.
wanderpool
Gary Snyder attained fame and notoriety as a participant in the famous Six Gallery reading in San Francisco in 1955. His fame was embellished further by his role as the model for the protagonist in Jack Kerouac's novel "The Dharma Bums". His first two books -- Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems and Myths and Texts -- solidified his position as one of the country's most interesting younger poets. But the Back Country was Snyder's masterpiece, and remains so today in a career full of high points. Written during a transition period between the author's mountain lookout jobs, stints in Japan, returns to America, marriage, divorce, journeys to India, and the cultural backdrop of the 1960s, this book is structured on these faults lines. We begin with "Far West", poems about the Sierras and Snyder's mountain jobs; we then move to "Far East", poems about Japan; "Kali" takes us to India, and represents a descent into the underworlds of Buddhist-themed suffering; and "Back" brings us back the America. The poems are taut and elliptical, with haiku-like precision. The book is a reflection of travel and the whirl of global, cultural interconnection that characterized much of the Sixties. At the time it was published, in 1968, there was simply no poetry like this in America, and Snyder deservedly became one of the nation's most celebrated poets -- a position he has maintained for almost fifty years now. There are too many good poems here to single out. If you are interested in reading one of the dozen seminal books of post-WWII American poetry, this is it. Indispensable.
Kiutondyl
Love Gary Snyder. I saw him recite his poetry in Nevada City in the early 70s. It was am amazing experience. A very intimate setting on the deck of house with just a few people in attendance. Not sure how I ended up going but that was the 70s.
Kiutondyl
Love Gary Snyder. I saw him recite his poetry in Nevada City in the early 70s. It was am amazing experience. A very intimate setting on the deck of house with just a few people in attendance. Not sure how I ended up going but that was the 70s.
Vobei
Great book. Thanks
Vobei
Great book. Thanks
Thundershaper
This is the classic Gary Snyder. Includes A Berry Feast, which is itself a classic Snyder poem. It is interesting to read his later writing after reading this, and to follow his transitions through life. He is a marvelous poet, a lover of life and of the physical world, in which he understands his place. He is zen exuberance at its best.
Thundershaper
This is the classic Gary Snyder. Includes A Berry Feast, which is itself a classic Snyder poem. It is interesting to read his later writing after reading this, and to follow his transitions through life. He is a marvelous poet, a lover of life and of the physical world, in which he understands his place. He is zen exuberance at its best.
Invissibale
The Section V collects the translation of eighteen poems by Miyazawa Kenji. Although several translations in English are available, Snyder's translation especially Spring and the Ashura captures the tone and flow of the original poem with natural ease. As it is only a partial production, one wonders whether it was was Snyder's whim to translate some poems he encountered and liked while his time in Japan or he actually planned to complete the translation (Spring and the Ashura comes in several sections published at different times) and it didn't materialize. Had he completed the translation of Spring and Ashura in its entirety, it would have been a beautiful read.
Invissibale
The Section V collects the translation of eighteen poems by Miyazawa Kenji. Although several translations in English are available, Snyder's translation especially Spring and the Ashura captures the tone and flow of the original poem with natural ease. As it is only a partial production, one wonders whether it was was Snyder's whim to translate some poems he encountered and liked while his time in Japan or he actually planned to complete the translation (Spring and the Ashura comes in several sections published at different times) and it didn't materialize. Had he completed the translation of Spring and Ashura in its entirety, it would have been a beautiful read.
Wyameluna
I had to read many of the poems in this volume while taking a college course in Beat Literature, but in this reviewer's opinion the careful, Eastern-oriented poetry by Snyder has a mystical quality sorely lacking in poetry by writers like Kerouac, Corso, Ferlinghetti and even Ginsberg. Snyder captures the mountains of the pacific northwest, human relationships, campfires, and the mysteries of the far east in a careful and understated style. He sometimes makes use of the ancient Japanese style of haiku, and in all of his poems he seems to have rich, abundant ideas which he is able to convey in relatively few words. I have come back to this volume repeatedly over the years, and it always reveals a new secret and joy each time. Think of Snow Falling on Cedars in poetry form.
Wyameluna
I had to read many of the poems in this volume while taking a college course in Beat Literature, but in this reviewer's opinion the careful, Eastern-oriented poetry by Snyder has a mystical quality sorely lacking in poetry by writers like Kerouac, Corso, Ferlinghetti and even Ginsberg. Snyder captures the mountains of the pacific northwest, human relationships, campfires, and the mysteries of the far east in a careful and understated style. He sometimes makes use of the ancient Japanese style of haiku, and in all of his poems he seems to have rich, abundant ideas which he is able to convey in relatively few words. I have come back to this volume repeatedly over the years, and it always reveals a new secret and joy each time. Think of Snow Falling on Cedars in poetry form.
Dead Samurai
This collection of poetry changed my life, I was deeply engaged with each installment!
Dead Samurai
This collection of poetry changed my life, I was deeply engaged with each installment!