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The Selected Letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder, 1956-1991

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One of the central relationships in the Beat scene was the long-lasting friendship of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder. Ginsberg in... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

One of the central relationships in the Beat scene was the long-lasting friendship of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder. Ginsberg introduced Snyder to the East Coast Beat writers, including Jack Kerouac, while Snyder himself became the model for the serious poet that Ginsberg so wanted to become. Snyder encouraged Ginsberg to explore the beauty of the West Coast and, even more lastingly, introduced Ginsberg to Buddhism, the subject of so many long letter exchanges between them. Beginning in 1956 and continuing through 1991, the two men exchanged more than 850 letters. Bill Morgan, Ginsberg's biographer and an important editor of his papers, has selected the most significant correspondence from this long friendship. The letters themselves paint the biographical and poetic portraits of two of America's most important-and most fascinating-poets. Robert Hass' insightful introduction discusses the lives of these two major poets and their enriching and moving...



Autorentext

Gary Snyder is the author of more than twenty collections of poetry and prose. Since 1970 he has lived in the watershed of the South Yuba River in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1975, Snyder has also been awarded the Bollingen Prize for Poetry and the Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award. His 1992 collection, No Nature, was a National Book Award finalist, and in 2008 he received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Snyder is a poet, environmentalist, educator and Zen Buddhist.

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Titel: The Selected Letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder, 1956-1991
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EAN: 9781582439631
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Hersteller: Catapult
Genre: Biographien
Anzahl Seiten: 352
Veröffentlichung: 01.03.2009
Dateigrösse: 1.7 MB