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The Back Country

Poetry


by
Gary Snyder

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 150 pages

File size: 1.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

“A reaffirmation of a back country of the spirit.”-Kirkus Reviews

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.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.

“A reaffirmation of a back country of the spirit.”-Kirkus Reviews

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… (more)

“A reaffirmation of a back country of the spirit.”-Kirkus Reviews

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.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.

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