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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, , has three major associations; wilderness. the "backward" countries, and the "back country" of the mind with its levels of being in the unconscious.

Synopsis:

"A reaffirmation of a back country of the spirit."--

Synopsis:

'A reaffirmation of a back country of the spirit', this collection is made up of four sections: 'Far West', 'Far East', 'Kali', and 'Back'. The book concludes with a group of translations of the Japanese poet Miyazawa Kenji, with whose work Synder feels a close affinity.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811201940
Author:
Snyder, Gary
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reset ed.
Series Volume:
no. 77-13
Publication Date:
19710117
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
150
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.5 in 0.39 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 'A reaffirmation of a back country of the spirit', this collection is made up of four sections: 'Far West', 'Far East', 'Kali', and 'Back'. The book concludes with a group of translations of the Japanese poet Miyazawa Kenji, with whose work Synder feels a close affinity.
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