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The Resource A sense of the whole : reading Gary Snyder's Mountains and rivers without end, edited by Mark Gonnerman

A sense of the whole : reading Gary Snyder's Mountains and rivers without end, edited by Mark Gonnerman

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A sense of the whole : reading Gary Snyder's Mountains and rivers without end
Title
A sense of the whole
Title remainder
reading Gary Snyder's Mountains and rivers without end
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mark Gonnerman
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1997, Mark Gonnerman organized a yearlong research workshop on Gary Snyder's Mountains and Rivers Without End at the Stanford Humanities Center. Members of what came to be known among faculty, students, and diverse community members as the Mountains & Rivers Workshop met regularly to read and discuss Snyder's epic poem. Here the poem served as a commons that turned the multiversity into a university once again, if only for a moment. The Workshop invited writers, teachers and scholars from Northern California and Japan to speak on various aspects of Snyder's great accomplishment. This book captures the excitement of these gatherings and invites readers to enter the poem through essays and talks by David Abram, Wendell Berry, Carl Bielefeldt, Tim Dean, Jim Dodge, Robert Hass, Stephanie Kaza, Julia Martin, Michael McClure, Nanao Sakaki, and Katsunori Yamazato. It includes an interview with Gary Snyder, appendices, and other resources for further study. Snyder once introduced a reading of this work with reference to whitewater rapids, saying most of his writing is like a Class III run where you will do just fine on your own, but that Mountains and Rivers is more like Class V: if you're going to make it to take-out, you need a guide. As a collection of commentaries and background readings, this companion volume enhances each reader's ability to find their way into and through an adventurous and engaging work of art. "--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3569.N88
LC item number
M6237 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gonnerman, Mark
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Snyder, Gary
  • Snyder, Gary
  • Snyder, Gary
  • Poets, American
  • Beats (Persons)
  • Snyder, Gary
  • PHILOSOPHY / Eastern
  • Beat generation
  • Poets, American
Label
A sense of the whole : reading Gary Snyder's Mountains and rivers without end, edited by Mark Gonnerman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Frontispiece: photo of Gary Snyder's library on his Kitkitdizze homestead in the Sierra Nevada foothills
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
IntroductIon -- Cultivating a sense of the whole : Gary Snyder's Mountains and rivers without end / Mark Gonnerman -- Opening conversation / Gary Snyder & Jack Shoemaker -- Hearing native voices. The other's voice : cultural imperialism and poetic impersonality in Gary Snyder's Mountains and rivers without end / Tim Dean ; Dharma shoot-out at the OK Dairy : some angles and aspects of imagination in Gary Snyder's Mountains and rivers without end / Jim Dodge ; Gary Snyder and the renewal of oral culture / David Abram -- MakIng PacIfIc Rim connectIons. Mountains and rivers without end and Japanese Nō Theater : a quest for a new humanity / Katsunori Yamazato ; Mountains and rivers and Japan / Nanao Sakaki -- ExplorIng poetIc roots. Some interim thoughts about Gary Snyder's Mountains and rivers without end / Wendell Berry ; Proceeding by clues : reading Mountains and rivers without end / Robert Hass ; Thoughts on Mountains and rivers without end / Michael McClure -- Engaging Buddhist perspectives. Buddhism in Mountains and rivers without end / Carl Bielefeldt ; Heart to heart : instructions in nonduality / Stephanie Kaza -- Interview. "The space goes on" : a conversation about Mountains and rivers without end / Gary Snyder with Eric Todd Smith -- Appendices. Maha Prajñā Pāramitā Hṛdaya Sūtra heart of the "Gone-beyond-wisdom Sūtra" ; Mountains and rivers without end : notes for some of the poems / Gary Snyder ; Fieldwork : Gary Snyder, libraries, and book learning / Mark Gonnerman
Control code
881666048
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 352 pages
Isbn
9781619024564
Lccn
2014036209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)881666048
Label
A sense of the whole : reading Gary Snyder's Mountains and rivers without end, edited by Mark Gonnerman
Publication
Note
Frontispiece: photo of Gary Snyder's library on his Kitkitdizze homestead in the Sierra Nevada foothills
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
IntroductIon -- Cultivating a sense of the whole : Gary Snyder's Mountains and rivers without end / Mark Gonnerman -- Opening conversation / Gary Snyder & Jack Shoemaker -- Hearing native voices. The other's voice : cultural imperialism and poetic impersonality in Gary Snyder's Mountains and rivers without end / Tim Dean ; Dharma shoot-out at the OK Dairy : some angles and aspects of imagination in Gary Snyder's Mountains and rivers without end / Jim Dodge ; Gary Snyder and the renewal of oral culture / David Abram -- MakIng PacIfIc Rim connectIons. Mountains and rivers without end and Japanese Nō Theater : a quest for a new humanity / Katsunori Yamazato ; Mountains and rivers and Japan / Nanao Sakaki -- ExplorIng poetIc roots. Some interim thoughts about Gary Snyder's Mountains and rivers without end / Wendell Berry ; Proceeding by clues : reading Mountains and rivers without end / Robert Hass ; Thoughts on Mountains and rivers without end / Michael McClure -- Engaging Buddhist perspectives. Buddhism in Mountains and rivers without end / Carl Bielefeldt ; Heart to heart : instructions in nonduality / Stephanie Kaza -- Interview. "The space goes on" : a conversation about Mountains and rivers without end / Gary Snyder with Eric Todd Smith -- Appendices. Maha Prajñā Pāramitā Hṛdaya Sūtra heart of the "Gone-beyond-wisdom Sūtra" ; Mountains and rivers without end : notes for some of the poems / Gary Snyder ; Fieldwork : Gary Snyder, libraries, and book learning / Mark Gonnerman
Control code
881666048
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 352 pages
Isbn
9781619024564
Lccn
2014036209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)881666048

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