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Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems

Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems( )
Author: Snyder, Gary
ISBN:978-1-58243-636-4
Publication Date:Aug 2010
Publisher:Counterpoint Press
Imprint:Counterpoint
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.95
Book Description:

In 1953, Gary Snyder returned to the Bay Area and, at age 23, enrolled in graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, to study Asian languages and culture. He intensified his study of Chinese and Japanese, and taking up the challenge of one of his professors, Chen Shih-hsiang, he began to work on translating a largely unknown poet by

Book Details
Pages:96
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.25 x 0.23 Inches
Book Weight:0.22 Pounds
Author Biography
Snyder, Gary (Author)
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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