A Place for Wayfaring: The Poetry and Prose of Gary Snyder

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An introduction for readers coming to Gary Snyder for the first time and an overview of the work for the many readers already familiar with his writings, A Place for Wayfaring offers the only comprehensive guide to one of the most influential cultural and literary voices of the past half century.
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Overview

An introduction for readers coming to Gary Snyder for the first time and an overview of the work for the many readers already familiar with his writings, A Place for Wayfaring offers the only comprehensive guide to one of the most influential cultural and literary voices of the past half century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870714795
  • Publisher: Oregon State University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 "Membership in a Real World": An Introduction to the Writer and His Work 1
2 From Myth Criticism to Mythopoesis: Myths & Texts 20
3 Working Rhythms: Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems 43
4 Passing and Returning: Passage Through India and The Back Country 63
5 The Waves of Household and Marriage: Earth House Hold and Regarding Wave 89
6 Reinhabiting the Land: Turtle Island 104
7 Handing Down the Practice: Axe Handles and Left Out in the Rain 123
8 Of Wildness and Wilderness in Plain Language: The Practice of the Wild 143
9 Sifting and Selecting: No Nature and A Place in Space 155
10 The Calligraphy of Water on Rock: Mountains and Rivers Without End 178
Conclusion: As Mountains and Waters Remain, The Poet Continues Walking 209
Notes 216
Bibliography 235
Index 243
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