Gary Snyder

Gary Snyder, 1930–, American poet, b. San Francisco. Associated with the beat generation of the 1950s, he lived (1956–68) in Japan, where he trained as a Zen monk. His poetry, influenced by Zen Buddhism and by Native American culture, celebrates the peace found in nature and decries its destruction; volumes include Myths and Texts (1960), Turtle Island (1974; Pulitzer Prize), Axe Handles (1983), No Nature: New and Selected Poems (1992), the epic Mountains and Rivers without End (1996, repr. 2008), and Danger on Peaks (2004). Snyder has written numerous essays, and his influential treatise Four Changes (1969) is an early expression of the environmental movement. He taught (1986–2001) at the Univ. of California, Davis.

See his Look Out: A Selection of Writings (2002); studies by K. White (1975), B. Steuding (1976), B. Almon (1979), C. Molesworth (1983), T. Dean (1991), P. D. Murphy, ed. (1990) and as author (1991 and 2000), R. Schuler (1994), and T. Gray (2006).

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Gary Snyder: Selected full-text books and articles

Turtle Island By Gary Snyder New Directions, 1974
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The Back Country By Gary Snyder New Directions, 1968
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Regarding Wave By Gary Snyder New Directions, 1970
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Earth House Hold: Technical Notes & Queries to Fellow Dharma Revolutionaries By Gary Snyder New Directions, 1969
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Gary Snyder, Counterculture, and National Identity By Whalen-Bridge, John Journal of Beat Studies, Vol. 4, January 1, 2016
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Sovereignty and the Cinematic Image: Gary Snyder, the Civil Rights Act of 1968, and the Witnessing of Jurisdiction By Karno, Valerie ARIEL, Vol. 35, No. 1-2, January-April 2004
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An Ecocritical Reading of Gary Snyder's Select Poetry By Al Jumaili, Firas A. Nsaif Researchers World, Vol. 5, No. 2, April 2014
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Gary Snyder's American-Asian Shamanism By Chung, Ling The Comparatist, Vol. 29, May 2005
Entering the "Gate of Nondualism": Gary Snyder's "On Vulture Peak" and Mahayana Shunyata By Giles, Todd Journal of Beat Studies, Vol. 3, January 1, 2014
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Mountains and Rivers without End By Johnston, Devin Chicago Review, Vol. 43, No. 2, Spring 1997
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