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Snyder, Gary 1930-

Overview
Works: 1,098 works in 2,094 publications in 5 languages and 49,494 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Nature stories  Essays  Biography  Diaries  Folklore  Personal correspondence  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Translator, Signer, Performer, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Contributor, Speaker, Correspondent, Lyricist, Photographer, Inscriber, Editor
Classifications: PS3569.N88, 811.54
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Turtle Island by Gary Snyder( Book )

40 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These Pulitzer Prize-winning poems and essays by the author of No Nature range from the lucid, lyrical, and mystical to the political. All, however, share a common vision: a rediscovery of North America and the ways by which we might become true natives of the land for the first time
The practice of the wild by Gary Snyder( Book )

44 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author has been a major cultural force in America for five decades. This book is one of the central texts on wilderness and the interaction of nature and culture. These nine essays reveal why he has gone on to become one of America's cultural leaders, comprehending things about our world before they were ever discussed in public. With thoughts ranging from political and spiritual matters to those regarding the environment and the art of becoming native to this continent, this collection of essays, first published in 1990, reflect the mature centerpiece of the author's work and thought
No nature : new and selected poems by Gary Snyder( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No Nature marks the first collection from the whole of Snyder's work as a poet
Riprap ; & Cold Mountain poems by Gary Snyder( Book )

60 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By any measure, Gary Snyder is one of the greatest poets in America in the last century. From his first book of poems to his latest collection of essays, his work and his example, standing between Tu Fu and Thoreau, have been influential all over the world. Riprap, his first book of poems, was published in Japan in 1959 by Origin Press, and it is the fiftieth anniversary of that groundbreaking book we celebrate with this edition. A small press reprint of that book included Snyder's translations of Han Shan's Cold Mountain Poems, perhaps the finest translations of that remarkable poet ever made
Axe handles : poems by Gary Snyder( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Axe handles--For/from Lew--River in the valley--Among--On top--Berry territory--Bows to drouth--The Cool around the fire--Changing diapers-Beating the average--(etc.)
The back country by Gary Snyder( Book )

44 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection is made up of four sections: "Far West" poems of the Western mountain country where, as a young man. 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 book concludes with a group of translations of the Japanese poet Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933), with whose work Snyder feels a close affinity. 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."
Earth house hold : technical notes & queries to fellow dharma revolutionaries by Gary Snyder( Book )

35 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mountains and rivers without end by Gary Snyder( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mountains and Rivers is an epic of geology, prehistory, and planetary mythologies. It is a poem about land and its processes, a book about wisdom, compassion, and myth, and a narrative work that is not quite like anything else
Myths & texts by Gary Snyder( Book )

38 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarding wave by Gary Snyder( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wild nature as the ultimate ground of human affairs"--The beautiful, precarious balance among forces and species forms a unifying theme for the new poems in this collection. The title, Regarding Wave, reflects "a half-buried series of word origins dating back through the Indo-European language: intersections of energy, woman, song and 'Gone Beyond Wisdom.'" Central to the work is a cycle of songs for Snyder's wife, Masa, and their first son, Kai. Probing even further than Snyder's previous collection of poems, The Back Country, this new volume freshly explores "the most archaic values on earth ... the fertility of the soil, the magic of animals, the power-vision in solitude, the terrifying initiation and rebirth, the love and ecstasy of the dance, the common work of the tribe ..."
Danger on peaks : poems by Gary Snyder( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Gary Snyder applied for the position of fire lookout for the U.S. Forest Service in Washington state in 1952 he wrote in his letter, "So I would like your highest, most remote, and most difficult-of-access lookout." He got the job and was sent to Crater Mountain Lookout, the most remote outpost in Washington. But this wasn't his first encounter with dangerous peaks." "This book, Snyder's first collection of new poems in twenty years, begins with poems about an earlier climb - Snyder's first ascent of Mount St. Helens in 1945. He learned of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the morning of his descent, from newspapers delivered to forestry offices on the slopes of the mountain. Climbing, mountain and backwoods encounters begun in those early years of his life set the tone and provided much of the substance for what has followed in the remarkable life of one of America's most revered poets." "Danger on Peaks contains work in a surprising variety of styles, creating an arc-shaped trail from those earliest climbs to what the poet calls poems "of intimate immediate life, gossip and insight" (some of the poet's most personal work ever). Included are poems that work with the magical lyrics of Old Man Coyote and poems in an American / Japanese hybrid, a form of haibun, "haiku plus prose," which will remind readers as much of William Carlos Williams as Basho. The book ends with poems for the Buddhas of Bamiyan Valley, which were blown up by the Taliban, and the World Trade Towers."--Jacket
Left out in the rain : new poems, 1947-1985 by Gary Snyder( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poetic autobiography that traces the author's life from his boyhood in Oregon to San Francisco, Kyoto and New York, and to his home in the Sierra foothills of northern California
A place in space : ethics, aesthetics, and watersheds : new and selected prose by Gary Snyder( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-five years ago, at the first Earth Day, Gary Snyder's speech in Colorado and his manifesto "Four Changes," included here with a new postscript, helped set the tone for our developing attitudes toward the environment. In A Place in Space, he continues his analysis, refining our role on this planet and calling for an ethic that gives moral standing to all beings
The old ways : six essays by Gary Snyder( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He who hunted birds in his father's village : the dimensions of a Haida myth by Gary Snyder( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and Danish and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six sections from Mountains and rivers without end, plus one by Gary Snyder( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1979 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back on the fire : essays by Gary Snyder( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The selected letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the central relationships in the Beat scene was the long-lasting friendship of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder. Ginsberg introduced Snyder to the East Coast Beat writers, including Jack Kerouac, while Snyder himself became the model for the serious poet that Ginsberg so wanted to become. Snyder encouraged Ginsberg to explore the beauty of the West Coast and, even more lastingly, introduced Ginsberg to Buddhism, the subject of so many long letter exchanges between them. Beginning in 1956 and continuing through 1991, the two men exchanged more than 850 letters. Bill Morgan, Ginsberg's biographer and an important editor of his papers, has selected the most significant correspondence from this long friendship. The letters themselves paint the biographical and poetic portraits of two of America's most important--and most fascinating--poets. Robert Hass' insightful introduction discusses the lives of these two major poets and their enriching and moving relationship."--Publisher's description
This present moment : new poems by Gary Snyder( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This present moment That lives on To become Long ago." For his first collection of new poems since his celebrated Danger on Peaks, published in 2004, Gary Snyder finds himself ranging over the planet. Journeys to the Dolomites, to the north shore of Lake Tahoe, from Paris and Tuscany to the shrine at Delphi, from Santa Fe to Sella Pass, Snyder lays out these poems as a map of the last decade. Placed side-by-side, they become a path and a trail of complexity and lyrical regard, a sort of riprap of the poet's eighth decade. And in the mix are some of the most beautiful domestic poems of his great career, poems about his work as a homesteader and householder, as a father and husband, as a friend and neighbor. A centerpiece in this collection is a long poem about the death of his beloved, Carole Koda, a rich poem of grief and sorrow, rare in its steady resolved focus on a dying wife, of a power unequaled in American poetry. As a friend is quoted in one of these new poems: "I met the other lately in the far back of a bar, musicians playing near the window and he sweetly told me "listen to that music. The self we hold so dear will soon be gone."" Gary Snyder is one of the greatest American poets of the last century, and This Present Moment shows his command, his broad range, and his remarkable courage. "
Distant neighbors : the selected letters of Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder by Wendell Berry( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shares nearly 250 letters exhanged between the authors from 1973 to 2013 on topics ranging from religion, spirituality, and environmentalism to the relationship between art and commerce
 
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Alternative Names
Gary Snyder Amerikaans auteur

Gary Snyder amerikansk poet

Gary Snyder poeta, ambientalista e saggista statunitense

Gary Snyder poeta estadounidense

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Gary Snyder poète américain

Gary Snyder US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Umweltaktivist

Shih-nai-te

Shih-nai-te 1930-

Snainter, Gkary

Snainter, Gkary 1930-

Snyder, Gary

Snyder, Gary S. 1930-

Snyder, Gary Sherman

Snyder, Gary Sherman 1930-

Гари Снайдър

Снайдер, Гэри

Ґері Снайдер

Ґері Снайдер американський поет, есеїст, філософ, еколог

گری اسنایدر شاعر آمریکایی

गैरी स्नाइडर

গেৰী স্নাইডাৰ

스나이더, 게리

ゲイリ-スナイダ- 1930-

ゲーリー・スナイダー

スナイダー, ゲーリー

盖瑞·施耐德

Languages
English (541)

German (12)

Japanese (12)

Danish (1)

Swedish (1)

Covers
The practice of the wildNo nature : new and selected poemsRiprap ; & Cold Mountain poemsAxe handles : poemsThe back countryEarth house hold : technical notes & queries to fellow dharma revolutionariesMountains and rivers without endMyths & texts