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The Etiquette of Freedom: Gary Snyder, Jim Harrison, and "The Practice of the Wild"

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Gary Snyder joined his old friend, novelist Jim Harrison, to discuss their loves and lives and what has become of them throughout the years. Set amidst the natural beauty of the Santa Lucia Mountains, their conversations—harnessing their ideas of all that is wild, sacred and intimate in this world—move from the admission that Snyders mother was a devout atheist to his personal accounts of his initiation into Zen Buddhist culture, being literally dangled by the ankles over a cliff. After years of living in Japan, Snyder returns to the States to build a farmhouse in the remote foothills of the Sierras, a homestead he calls Kitkitdizze.

For all of the depth in these conversations, Jim Harrison and Gary Snyder are humorous and friendly, and with the artfully interspersed dialogue from old friends and loves like Scott Slovic, Michael McClure, Jack Shoemaker, and Joanne Kyger, the discussion reaches a level of not only the personal, but the global, redefining our idea of the Beat Generation and challenging the future directions of the environmental movement and its association with “Deep Ecology.”

The Etiquette of Freedom is an all-encompassing companion to the film The Practice of the Wild. A DVD is included which contains the film together with more than an hour of out-takes and expanded interviews, as well as an extended reading by Gary Snyder. The whole offers a rare glimpse of their extended discussion of life and what it means to be wild and alive.

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A companion to the film The Practice of the Wild, this collection of discussions between Pulitzer Prize winning poet Gary Snyder and the iconic American writer Jim Harrison is interspersed with lines of verse. The small volume follows the men, and a few other occasional visitors, as they talk about their personal histories, past loves, the sacred and the wild, while walking in the mountains of coastal California. Numerous black and white photographs of past experiences and friends as well as pictures from the movie filming are included. A copy of the Practice of the Wild DVD is included with this volume. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Snyder joins his old friend, novelist Harrison, to discuss their loves and lives. This book is a companion to the film "The Practice of the Wild" and comes with a DVD containing the film together with more than an hour of outtakes and expanded interviews.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582436296
Author:
Ebenkamp, Paul
Publisher:
Counterpoint LLC
Editor:
Ebenkamp, Paul
Author:
Snyder, Gary
Author:
Harrison, Jim
Author:
Ebenkamp, Paul
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover and DVD
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 color photos
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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