The Resource Back On The Fire : Essays, Gary Snyder

Back On The Fire : Essays, Gary Snyder

Label
Back On The Fire : Essays
Title
Back On The Fire
Title remainder
Essays
Statement of responsibility
Gary Snyder
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of essays by Gary Snyder, now in paperback, blazes with insight. In his most autobiographical writing to date, Snyder employs fire as a metaphor for the crucial moment when deeply held viewpoints yield to new experiences, and our spirits and minds broaden and mature. Snyder here writes and riffs on a wide range of topics, from our sense of place and a need to review forestry practices, to the writing life and Eastern thought. Surveying the current wisdom that fires are in some cases necessary for ecosystems of the wild, he contemplates the evolution of his view on the practice, while exploring its larger repercussions on our perceptions of nature and the great landscapes of the West. These pieces include recollections of his boyhood, his involvement with the literary community of the Bay Area, his travels to Japan, as well as his thoughts on American culture today. All maintain Snyder's reputation as an intellect to be reckoned with, while often revealing him at his most emotionally vulnerable. The final impression is holistic: We perceive not a collection of essays, but a cohesive presentation of Snyder's life and work expressed in his characteristically straightforward prose
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
814.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.N88
LC item number
S693 2009
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Back On The Fire : Essays, Gary Snyder
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 18, 2016)
Antecedent source
unknown
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947056894
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781582439723
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00647462
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35666638
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947056894
  • pebcs1582439729

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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