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Author:
Gary Snyder
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978-1582436388
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158243638X
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Counterpoint; First Thus edition (August 17, 2010)
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Critique of Gary Snyder’s writing feels like a sacrilege against the beauty of letters, nature and the elders

Critique of Gary Snyder’s writing feels like a sacrilege against the beauty of letters, nature and the elders. Not knowing if he deems me worthy of such relationship, he makes himself a point to assume the position of the grandfather I never had: My own grandparents certainly didn’t tell us stories around the campfire before we went to sleep. So the people of civilization read books. Critique of Gary Snyder’s writing feels like a sacrilege against the beauty of letters, nature and the elders.

From this book I now fear that if we lose the Wild, both inside and outside of us, we'll lose a lot we might not be able to recreate. 2 people found this helpful.

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Snyder's life and work was celebrated in John J. Healy's 2010 documentary The Practice of the Wild. According to Jody Norton, this simplicity and complexity derives from Snyder's use of natural imagery (geographical formations, flora, and fauna) in his poems.

Essays by Gary Snyder North Point Press San Francisco 1990 This book is for Carole on the trail Contents BY WAY OF THANKS ix THE ETIQUETTE OF FREEDOM 3 The Compact 3, The Words Nature, Wild, and Wilderness . .

Essays by Gary Snyder North Point Press San Francisco 1990 This book is for Carole on the trail Contents BY WAY OF THANKS ix THE ETIQUETTE OF FREEDOM 3 The Compact 3, The Words Nature, Wild, and Wilderness 8, Wildness it, The World Is Watching 18, Back Home 22 THE PLACE, THE REGION, AND THE COMMONS 25 The World Is Places 2 5.

Includes: New preface by the author. By Gary Snyder and Tom Killion. Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, 2009. THE ETIQUETTE OF FREEDOM: Gary Snyder, Jim Harrison, and the Practice of the Wild. 2010) Publisher: Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint Press, 2010. Decription: xii, 130 pp. 24 cm.

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Authors: Gary Snyder. Included with your book. Free shipping on rental returns. 21-day refund guarantee Learn More. 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.

I owned poetry of Gary Snyder, but I was not familiar with his prose.

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, wildness, wildlife, and the world. 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.
  • Snyder calls these essays a "meditation on what is is to be human." He emphasizes what is too often overlooked, our biological, animal and natural selves, that connect us to the rest of the world. For him, we are still, in our innermost selves, wild, in the good sense. And the "etiquette of freedom" and "the etiquette of the wild" he describes, if we follow them, will lead to our own inner freedom, our own deep connection to things as they really are. With a poet's rather than a preacher's touch, he invites the reader to a way of life connected to our ancestors and to the natural world around us. A book of deep wisdom, it may not transform the world in our lifetimes, but it can transform anyone who reads it with an open heart and mind. I for one plan to absorb the practice of the wild for the rest of my life.

  • A book I will read more than once, many more often. Gary Snyder has the gift of being able to bring the reader into, not only his mind but the minds of the people he visits in far-flung places of this quickly changing Earth. From this book I now fear that if we lose the Wild, both inside and outside of us, we'll lose a lot we might not be able to recreate.

  • An absolutely stunning read that has aged extremely well. Snyder's words ring true and are artfully written... I often reread and savored passages. It issues a challenge to critically reexamine the ways in which we see ourselves in nature. This will be a book I continually return to.

  • I think a most important work, well written. The concepts and ideas are well thought through and expressed. It left me with a heightened awareness of where we are and where we came from, opening the mind to the possibilities open to the human community.

  • The Practice of the Wild has been for me a revelation. It is not just a book about environment but a collection of texts and thoughts, including useful historical references about Nature , that enlarge our comprehension of the way we deal with the world. It helps us to behave in life, in our relations with other people, with plants, with animals. But it is not a book of self-help. It is poetry and inspiration, knowledge and conscience.
    Snyder does not pretend to give us a formula, to impose a theory or a corpus of doctrine, he just shares his thoughts and experiences, and it is very well written.
    I marked many pages with post-it because it is a book worth to be read again.

  • This book continues to change my life. One of my favorites next to Siddhartha.

  • Works for what was needed!

  • This book is a gem and treasure of appreciation for the natural world.
    O f all the books I have read and there have been many this one is quite special
    as it comes from the soul and the brain in a combination that is gripping and memorable.
    It has parts that can be read over and over to grasp onto as our wilderness
    is shredded. It is a life preserver in a stormy sea.