Title: Mountains & Rivers Without End
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket
Washington DC. 1996. Counterpoint. 1st Printing. Very Good In Dustjacket. 166 pages. hardcover. Jacket illustration by Chiura Obata, 'Evening Glow at Yosemite Waterfall (1930)'. Signed by The Author. 1887178201. keywords: Essays Literature Nature. inventory # 23374. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Mountains and Rivers is an epic of geology, prehistory, and planetary mythologies. It is a poem about land and its processes, a book about wisdom, compassion, and myth, and a narrative work that is not quite like anything else. Bookseller Inventory # 23374
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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