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Author Name    SNYDER, GARY.

Title   The Back Country.

Binding   h

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 ).

Price = 213.75 USD



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