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Back on the Fire: Essays

Snyder, Gary

Published by Shoemaker & Hoard, 2007
ISBN 10: 1593761376 / ISBN 13: 9781593761370
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Title: Back on the Fire: Essays

Publisher: Shoemaker & Hoard

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 167 p. Audience: General/trade. Essays by Snyder. Always a pleasure to encounter his views on the page. A terrific read. Very good in very good dust jacket. Clean, lightly read book. First edition. First Edition. First Printing. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.00010000287

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Synopsis: Following The Practice of the Wild, this new 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 a work that requires us to make friends with impermanence and error to make "wildfire" a partner and to keep burning the hazardous, the excess, and even one's own dreams and attainments, over and over again. The final impression is holistic: We perceive not a collection of essays, but a cohesive presentation of Snyder's life and work expressed in his characteristically straightforward prose.

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