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The Selected Letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder

The Selected Letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder( )
Editor: Morgan, Bill
Author: Snyder, Gary
Ginsberg, Allen
ISBN:978-1-58243-533-6
Publication Date:Sep 2009
Publisher:Counterpoint Press
Imprint:Counterpoint
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

One of the central relationships in the Beat scene was the long-lasting friendship of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder. Ginsberg introduced Snyder to the East Coast Beat writers, including Jack Kerouac, while Snyder himself became the model for the serious poet that Ginsberg so wanted to become. Snyder encouraged Ginsberg to explore the beauty of the West Coast and, even more lastingly, introduced Ginsberg to Buddhism, the subject of so many long letter exchanges between them....
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Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Poetry
Literary Collections / Letters
Literary Criticism / American / General
Religion / Buddhism / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.66 Inches
Book Weight:0.968 Pounds
Author Biography
Snyder, Gary (Editor)
Gary Snyder was born in San Francisco, California on May 8, 1930. He received a B.A. in anthropology at Reed College in 1951. Between working as a logger, a trail-crew member, and a seaman on a Pacific tanker, he was associated with Beat poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso and studied in a Zen monastery in Japan.

He wrote numerous books of poetry and prose including Danger on Peaks, Mountains and Rivers Without End, No Nature: New and Selected Poems, The Practice of the Wild, Regarding Wave, and Myths and Texts. He received an American Book Award for Axe Handles and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for Turtle Island. He has also received an American Academy of Arts and Letters award, the Bollingen Prize, the Bess Hokin Prize, the Levinson Prize from Poetry, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and the Shelley Memorial Award. In 2012, he received the Wallace Stevens Award for lifetime achievement by the Academy of American Poets.

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