A Sense of the Whole: Reading Gary Snyder's Mountains and by Mark Gonnerman

By Mark Gonnerman

In 1997, Mark Gonnerman equipped a yearlong learn workshop on Gary Snyder's Mountains and Rivers eternally on the Stanford Humanities middle. participants of what got here to be identified between school, scholars, and various neighborhood participants because the Mountains & Rivers Workshop met on a regular basis to learn and speak about Snyder's epic poem. the following the poem served as a commons that grew to become the multiversity right into a collage once more, if just for a moment.

The Workshop invited writers, lecturers and students from Northern California and Japan to talk on quite a few facets of Snyder's nice accomplishment. This ebook captures the buzz of those gatherings and invitations readers to go into the poem via essays and talks through David Abram, Wendell Berry, Carl Bielefeldt, Tim Dean, Jim ward off, Robert Hass, Stephanie Kaza, Julia Martin, Michael McClure, Nanao Sakaki, and Katsunori Yamazato. It comprises an interview with Gary Snyder, appendices, and different assets for extra study.

Snyder as soon as brought a analyzing of this paintings almost about whitewater rapids, announcing such a lot of his writing is sort of a classification III run the place you are going to do exactly high quality by yourself, yet that Mountains and Rivers is extra like type V: in case you are going to make it to take-out, you wish a advisor. As a suite of commentaries and heritage readings, this better half quantity complements every one reader's skill to discover their approach into and during an adventurous and fascinating paintings of art.

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