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The Back Country: Gary Snyder: 9780811201940: Books



“A reaffirmation of a back country of the spirit."―Kirkus Reviews This collection is made up of four sections: "Far West"―poems of the Western mountain country where, as a young man. Gary Snyder worked as a logger and forest ranger; "Far East"―poems written between 1956 and 1964 in Japan where he studied Zen at the monastery in Kyoto; "Kali"―poems inspired by a visit to India and his reading of Indian religious texts, particularly those of Shivaism and Tibetan Buddhism; and "Back"―poems done on his ...
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