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Back on the Fire: Essays.
by [Essays] Snyder, Gary.

Publisher Information:
Shoemaker & Hoard, Emeryville: 2007.

A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. tTis collection of essays by Gary Snyder blazes with insight. In his most autobiographical writing to date, these essays employ fire as a metaphor for the crucial moment when deeply held viewpoints yield to new experiences, and our spirits and minds broaden and mature. Snyder here writes and riffs on a wide range of topics, from explorations of southwestern European Paleolithic cave art to his own personal poetic history with haiku; from reminiscences of youthful West Coast logging and trail crew days to talks given in Paris and Tokyo on art and archetypes. He honors poets of his generation, like Philip Whalen and Allen Ginsberg, and meditates on art, labor, and the making of families, houses, and homesteads. This is not a collection of essays, but a cohesive presentation of Snyder's life and work expressed in his characteristically straightforward prose.


Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 26458

Price: $65.00

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