Gary Snyder and the Pacific Rim : Creating Countercultural Community
By: Gray, Timothy.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Contemp North American Poetry: Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2006Description: 1 online resource (377 p.).ISBN: 9781587296666.Subject(s): Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Pacific Coast (North America) | California -- Intellectual life -- 20th century | Counterculture -- California | Pacific Coast (North America) -- In literature | Pacific Coast (North America) -- Intellectual life | Snyder, Gary, 1930- -- Criticism and interpretation | Snyder, Gary, 1930- -- Homes and haunts -- Pacific Coast (North America) | Snyder, Gary, 1930- -- Knowledge -- Pacific Coast (North America)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gary Snyder and the Pacific Rim : Creating Countercultural CommunityDDC classification: 811.5409 | 811/.5409 LOC classification: PS3569PS3569.N88 Z667 2006PS3569.N88Z667 2006Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; The Pacific Rim and the San Francisco Renaissance: Two Communities "Taking Place" in Midcentury America; 1. Migrating: Exploring the Creaturely Byways of the Pacific Northwest; 2. Translating: The Poetics of Linking East and West; 3. Embodying: Human Geography and the Way to the Back Country; 4. Communing: Tribal Passions in the Late 1960s; Digging In: The Reinhabitation of Turtle Island; Notes; Index
In Gary Snyder and the Pacific Rim, Timothy Gray draws upon previously unpublished journals and letters as well as his own close readings of Gary Snyder's well-crafted poetry and prose to track the early career of a maverick intellectual whose writings powered the San Francisco Renaissance of the 1950s and 1960s. Exploring various aspects of cultural geography, Gray asserts that this west coast literary community seized upon the idea of a Pacific Rim regional structure in part to recognize their Orientalist desires and in part to consolidate their opposition to America's cold war ideology, which tended to divide East from West. The geographical consciousness of Snyder's writing was particularly influential, Gray argues, because it gave San Francisco's Beat and hippie cultures a set of physical coordinates by which they could chart their utopian visions of peace and love.
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