. Here the poem served as a commons that turned the multiversity into a university once again, if only for a moment. The workshop invited writers, teachers and scholars from Northern California and Japan to speak on various aspects of Snyder's great accomplishment. This book captures the excitement of these gatherings and invites readers to enter the poem through essays and talks by David Abram, Robert Hass, Stephanie Kaza, Michael McClure, Carl Bielefeldt, Julia Martin, Jim Dodge, Nanao Sakaki, Wendell Berry, Tim Dean, and Katsunori Yamazato.
A Sense of the Whole: Reading Gary Snyder's Mountains and Rivers Without End #ad - It includes an interview with Gary Snyder, appendices, and other resources for further study. Snyder once introduced a reading of this work with reference to whitewater rapids, saying most of his writing is like a Class III run where you will do just fine on your own, but that Mountains and Rivers is more like Class V: if you're going to make it to take-out, you need a guide.
Members of what came to be known among faculty, students, and diverse community members as the Mountains & Rivers Workshop met regularly to read and discuss Snyder's epic poem.
Tawny Grammar: Essays Counterpoints SeriesCounterpoint #ad - Two beautifully paired essays, wild, " serve to offer an autobiographical framework for Gary Snyder's long work as a poet, environmentalist, "Tawny Grammar" and "Good, Sacred, and a leader of the Buddhist community in North America. He begins standing outside a community hall in Portland, Oregon, in 1943 and concludes as a homesteader in the backcountry of Northern California more than forty-five years later.
Tawny Grammar: Essays Counterpoints Series #ad - Each palm-size book in the counterpoints series is meant to stay with you, whether safely in your pocket or long after you turn the last page. From short stories to essays to poems, wide-ranging, whose work encapsulates the spirit of Counterpoint Press: cutting-edge, these little books celebrate our most-beloved writers, and independent.
A wonderful introduction to gary snyder, this will also serve to remind his faithful readers of the thrill of his insights and his commitments crucial to our future on Turtle Island.
Mountains and Rivers Without End: PoemCounterpoint #ad - In simple, legendary poet gary Snyder weaves an epic discourse on the topics of geology, prehistory, striking verse, and mythology. Winner of the bollingen poetry prize, the robert kirsch lifetime Achievement Award, among others, and the Orion Society's John Hay Award, Gary Snyder finds his quiet brilliance celebrated in this new edition of one of his most treasured works.
Mountains and Rivers Without End: Poem #ad - First published in 1996, this landmark work encompasses asian artistic traditions, as well as Native American storytelling and Zen Buddhist philosophy, rock, and celebrates the disparate elements of the Earth — sky, water — while exploring the human connection to nature with stunning wisdom.
Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth: Reading Gary Snyder and Dōgen in an Age of Ecological Crisis SUNY series in Environmental Philosophy and EthicsState University of New York Press #ad - He discusses what dōgen calls “the great earth” and what snyder calls “the Wild” as being comprised of the play of waters and mountains, emptiness and form, and then considers how these ideas can illuminate the spiritual and ethical dimensions of place. Engages the global ecological crisis through a radical rethinking of what it means to inhabit the earth.
Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth: Reading Gary Snyder and Dōgen in an Age of Ecological Crisis SUNY series in Environmental Philosophy and Ethics #ad - Meditating on the work of american poet and environmental activist Gary Snyder and thirteenth-century Japanese Zen Master Eihei Dōgen, Jason M. The book culminates in a discussion of earth democracy, a place-based sense of communion where all beings are interconnected and all beings matter. This radical rethinking of what it means to inhabit the earth will inspire lovers of Snyder’s poetry, Zen practitioners, environmental philosophers, and anyone concerned about the global ecological crisis.
Wirth draws out insights for understanding our relation to the planet’s ongoing ecological crisis.
Awakened Cosmos: The Mind of Classical Chinese PoetryShambhala #ad - The result is nothing short of remarkable: a biography of the Cosmos awakened to itself in the form of a magisterial poet alive in T'ang Dynasty China. Thirty years ago, david Hinton published America's first full-length translation of Tu Fu's work. Awakened cosmos is published simultaneously with a newly translated and substantially expanded version of that landmark translation: The Selected Poems of Tu Fu: Expanded and Newly Translated New Directions.
A deep and radically original exploration of Taoist and Ch'an Zen Buddhist wisdom through the lens of the life and work of Tu Fu, widely considered China's greatest classical poet. What is consciousness but the cosmos awakened to itself? This question is fundamental to the Taoist and Ch'an Zen Buddhist worldview that shapes classical Chinese poetry.
Tu fu's writing traces his life from periods of relative normalcy to years spent as an impoverished refugee amid the devastation of civil war. Exploring key poems to guide the reader through Tu Fu's dramatic life, Awakened Cosmos reveals Taoist/Ch'an insight deeply lived across the full range of human experience.
Awakened Cosmos: The Mind of Classical Chinese Poetry #ad - Each chapter presents a poem in three stages: first, the original Chinese; then, an English translation in Hinton's masterful style; and finally, a lyrical essay that discusses the untranslatable philosophical dimensions of the poem. A uniquely conceived biography, Awakened Cosmos illuminates that worldview through the life and work of Tu Fu 712-770 C.
E. China's greatest classical poet.
Jim Harrison: The Essential PoemsCopper Canyon Press #ad - This book grabs you by the collar and tells you in eleven hundred ways to wake up. John freeman, "recommended reading from lit hub staff" "It is hard-boiled poetry, Executive Editor, some of the best of its kind, and one is not surprised to know that Harrison has written very tough novels. Remember this.
New york journal of books"had he been a chef, all the other foodies would have talked about how Jim Harrison dealt with big flavors. Teeming throughout these pages are Harrison’s legendary passions and appetites, rages, his meditations, and love-songs to the natural world. Here is a poet talking to you instead of around himself, while doing absolutely brilliant and outrageous things with language.
Publishers weeklystarred review in booklist: “choices of poems from each of harrison’s books are passionate and sharp… Of special note is a section from Letters to Yesenin, which contains these echoing lines, a book-length poem, and the title poem from The Theory and Practice of Rivers, 'I forgot where I heard that poems / are designed to waken sleeping gods.
Jim Harrison: The Essential Poems #ad - Reading this essential volume, one might imagine that the gods are, reading lights on, staying up late, indeed, turning the pages. Jim harrison: the essential poems is distilled from fourteen volumes--from visionary lyrics and meditative suites to shape-shifting ghazals and prose-poem letters. The new york times concluded a review from early in Harrison’s career with a provocative quote: “This is poetry worth loving, hating, and fighting over, a subjective mirror of our American days and needs.
That sentiment still holds true, as Jim Harrison’s essential poems continue to call for our fiercest attention.
The Practice of the Wild: With a New Preface by the AuthorCounterpoint #ad - The nine captivatingly meditative essays in The Practice of the Wild display the deep understanding and wide erudition of Gary Snyder in the ways of Buddhist belief, wildlife, wildness, and the world. Used book in Good Condition. These essays, first published in 1990, stand as the mature centerpiece of Snyder’s work and thought, and this profound collection is widely accepted as one of the central texts on wilderness and the interaction of nature and culture.
Autumn Light: Season of Fire and FarewellsKnopf #ad - Used book in Good Condition. But when his father-in-law dies suddenly, calling him back to Japan earlier than expected, Iyer begins to grapple with the question we all have to live with: how to hold on to the things we love, even though we know that we and they are dying. From one of our most astute observers of human nature, mortality, a far-reaching exploration of Japanese history and culture and a moving meditation on impermanence, and grief.
Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells #ad - For years, hiroko, pico iyer has split his time between California and Nara, Japan, where he and his Japanese wife, have a small home. Iyer leads us through the year following his father-in-law's death, many years his senior, introducing us to the people who populate his days: his ailing mother-in-law, who, who severed ties with his family years ago but to whom Hiroko still writes letters; and the men and women in his ping-pong club, who often forgets that her husband has died; his absent brother-in-law, traverse their autumn years in different ways.
And as the maple leaves begin to redden and the heat begins to soften, Iyer offers us a singular view of Japan, in the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted. In a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honoring the dead, this question is more urgent than anywhere else.
Mountains and Rivers Without EndCounterpoint #ad - Mountains and Rivers Without End #ad - The poems travel beyond western traditions to encompass Asian art and drama, Native American performance and storytelling, and the practice of Zen Buddhism. Used book in Good Condition. It is a moving celebration of earth and sky, rock and water, nature and humanity from one of America's finest poets. When the first edition of this landmark work was published in 1996, the Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award from the The Los Angeles Times, Gary Snyder was honored with the Bollingen Poetry Prize, the Orion Society's John Hay Award, and many other awards.
In this new edition, including a three CD set of the poet reading, we celebrate again the brilliance of one of our most important poets. Used book in Good Condition. Begun in berkeley on april 8, prehistory, Gary Snyder's Mountains and Rivers Without End is an epic of geology, 1956, and mythology.
Underland: A Deep Time JourneyW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Woven through macfarlane’s own travels are the unforgettable stories of descents into the underland made across history by explorers, mourners, divers, dreamers, cavers, artists, and murderers, all of whom have been drawn for different reasons to seek what Cormac McCarthy calls “the awful darkness within the world.
Global in its geography and written with great lyricism and power, Underland speaks powerfully to our present moment. In underland, memory, he delivers his masterpiece: an epic exploration of the Earth’s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, and the land itself. In this highly anticipated sequel to his international bestseller The Old Ways, burial, Macfarlane takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind.
Underland: A Deep Time Journey #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Taking a deep-time view of our planet, macfarlane here asks a vital and unsettling question: “Are we being good ancestors to the future Earth?” Underland marks a new turn in Macfarlane’s long-term mapping of the relations of landscape and the human heart. From its remarkable opening pages to its deeply moving conclusion, loss, fear, it is a journey into wonder, and hope.
A national bestseller and one of the Guardian's 100 Best Books of the 21st Century. 24 illustrations Used book in Good Condition. Traveling through “deep time”―the dizzying expanses of geologic time that stretch away from the present―he moves from the birth of the universe to a post-human future, from Bronze Age funeral chambers to the catacomb labyrinth below Paris, from the prehistoric art of Norwegian sea caves to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, and from the underground fungal networks through which trees communicate to a deep-sunk “hiding place” where nuclear waste will be stored for 100, 000 years to come.
A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the PastFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - It forges a new vision of forgetfulness by assembling fragments of art and writing from the ancient world to the modern, weighing the potential boons forgetfulness might offer the present moment as a creative and political force. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. One of our true superstars of nonfiction” David Foster Wallace, Lewis Hyde offers a playful and inspiring defense of forgetfulness by exploring the healing effect it can have on the human psyche.
But what if forgetfulness were seen not as something to fear―be it in the form of illness or simple absentmindedness―but rather as a blessing, a path to peace and rebirth? A Primer for Forgetting is a remarkable experiment in scholarship, a balm, autobiography, and social criticism by the author of the classics The Gift and Trickster Makes This World.
A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past #ad - Drawing material from hesiod to jorge luis borges to elizabeth Bishop to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, from myths and legends to very real and recent traumas both personal and historical, A Primer for Forgetting is a unique and remarkable synthesis that only Lewis Hyde could have produced. It also turns inward, using the author’s own life and memory as a canvas upon which to extol the virtues of a concept too long taken as an evil.
We live in a culture that prizes memory―how much we can store, the quality of what’s preserved, how we might better document and retain the moments of our life while fighting off the nightmare of losing all that we have experienced.