Title The Back Country.
Book Condition Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition.
Publisher A New Directions Book, New York: 1968.
Seller ID 61714X1
The Back Country is one of Gary Snyder's most serious engagements with Eastern culture and thought. Much of the book works to achieve a perspective by means of contrast, as in "Hitch Haiku," a series of haiku (a Japanese form of imagistic, syllabic verse) mostly set in the American West. Perhaps the strongest poem is "Oil," in which Snyder envisions a tanker as a needle bringing our addicted nation "long injections of pure oil."
(Key Words: Poetry, Beat Literature, Gary Snyder ).