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Snyder, Gary 1930-

Works: 1,295 works in 2,516 publications in 7 languages and 55,851 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Ecopoetry  Interviews  Essays  Nature stories  Personal correspondence  Diaries  Fiction  Biography  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Translator, Signer, Narrator, Performer, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, Expert, Speaker, Correspondent, Inscriber, wpr, Photographer, Other, Editor, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3569.N88, 811.54
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Mountains and rivers without end by Gary Snyder( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,079 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
Turtle Island by Gary Snyder( Book )

48 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,876 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
No nature : new and selected poems by Gary Snyder( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No Nature marks the first collection from the whole of Snyder's work as a poet
The practice of the wild : essays by Gary Snyder( )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2020 in English and held by 1,355 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
The practice of the wild by Gary Snyder( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains nine essays in which the author explores the physical and spiritual world of nature and the wilderness
The back country by Gary Snyder( Book )

40 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection is made up of four sections: "Far West"{u2014}poems of the Western mountain country where, as a young man. Gary Snyder worked as a logger and forest ranger; "Far East"{u2014}poems written between 1956 and 1964 in Japan where he studied Zen at the monastery in Kyoto; "Kali"{u2014}poems inspired by a visit to India and his reading of Indian religious texts, particularly those of Shivaism and Tibetan Buddhism; and "Back"{u2014}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 <U+0032>back country" of the mind with its levels of being in the unconscious
Axe handles : poems by Gary Snyder( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,214 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.)
Danger on peaks : poems by Gary Snyder( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,179 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
Myths & texts by Gary Snyder( Book )

41 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back on the fire : essays by Gary Snyder( )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,142 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
Regarding wave by Gary Snyder( Book )

31 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,135 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 ..."
Earth house hold : technical notes & queries to fellow dharma revolutionaries by Gary Snyder( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Both Pound and Williams have shown how a good poet can revitalize prose style. Earth House Hold (a play on the root meanings of 'ecology'), drawn from Gary's essays and journals, may prove a landmark for the new generation. 'As a poet, ' Snyder tells us, 'I hold the most archaic values on earth. They go back to the late Paleolithic; the fertility of the soil, the magic of animals, the power-vision in solitude, the terrifying intuition and rebirth; the love and ecstasy of the dance, the common work of the tribe.' He develops, as replacement for shattered social structures. a concept of tribal tradition which could lead to "growth and enlightenment in self-disciplined freedom. Whatever it is or ever was in any other culture can be reconstructed from the unconscious through meditation ... the coming revolution will close the circle and link us in many ways with the most creative aspects of our archaic past."--Back cover
This present moment : new poems by Gary Snyder( )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,103 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. "
Riprap ; & Cold Mountain poems by Gary Snyder( Book )

40 editions published between 1958 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left out in the rain : new poems, 1947-1985 by Gary Snyder( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 909 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 )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 766 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
Cold mountain poems by Gary Snyder( )

2 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1953, Gary Snyder returned to the Bay Area and, at age 23, enrolled in graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, to study Asian languages and culture. He intensified his study of Chinese and Japanese, and taking up the challenge of one of his professors, Chen Shih-hsiang, he began to work on translating a largely unknown poet by the name of Han Shan, a writer with whom the professor thought Snyder might feel a special affinity. The results were magical. As Patrick Murphy noted, ""These poems are something more than translations precisely because Snyder renders them as
The old ways : six essays by Gary Snyder( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and Danish and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking the path of Zen by Robert Aitken( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and German and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the fundamental principles of Zen Buddhism, discusses how to put these beliefs in practice in everyday life, and describes Zen customs and ceremonies
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Shi nai de, Gai rui 1930-


Shih-nai-te 1930-

Snaideris Geris

Snainter, Gkary

Snainter, Gkary 1930-

Snyder, Gary

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Snyder, Gary Sherman

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Гари Снайдър

Снайдер Гери

Снайдер, Гэри

Ґері Снайдер

Ґері Снайдер американський поет, есеїст, філософ, еколог

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جارى سنايدر

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गैरी स्नाइडर

গেৰী স্নাইডাৰ

스나이더, 개리 1930-

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