Title: Mountains and Rivers Without End: Poems.
Publisher: Counterpoint, Washington D.C.
Publication Date: 1996
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light sunning to the spine. Gary Snyder's Mountains and Rivers Without End is an epic of geology, prehistory, and mythology. The poems travel beyond Western traditions to encompass Asian art and drama, Native American performance and storytelling, and the practice of Zen Buddhism. It is a moving celebration of earth and sky, rock and water, nature and humanity from one of America's finest poets. Bookseller Inventory # 24225
Synopsis: "A magnificent achievement. . . . A major work by a venerable master". Publishers Weekly
"The story not only of one man, but also of the human event on this planet". San Francisco Chronicle
Forty years in the writing, Gary Snyder's long-awaited epic poem appears for the first time in its entirety in this volume. Initially inspired by East Asian landscape painting and his own experience within "a chaotic universe where everything is in place", Snyder travels beyond the Western tradition in this work to encompass Asian art and drama, Native American performance and storytelling, the practice of Zen Buddhism, and varied landscapes all over the world. Mountains and Rivers will stand as a major work of American poetry.
About the Author: Gary Snyder won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975, was a finalist for The National Book Award in 1992 and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2006. He won the Bollingen Prize in poetry, the Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award, the John Hay Award, and most recently the Wallace Stevens Prize in 2012. He has lived in his homestead in the Sierra foothills of the Sierra Nevada since 1970.
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