Gary (Sherman) Snyder Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 24 pages of information about the life of Gary (Sherman) Snyder.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Gary (Sherman) Snyder

As Wendell Berry writes in his contribution to Gary Snyder: Dimensions of a Life (1991), "One thing that distinguishes Gary Snyder among his literary contemporaries is his willingness to address himself, in his life and in his work, to hard practical questions." Snyder's work is informed by anarchist and union politics, Amerindian Iore, Zen Buddhism, and a pragmatic commitment to and delight in the daily work that sustains community. It is important to emphasize the integrity but insufficiency of Snyder's poetry to his total cultural project. As is suggested by his title The Practice of the Wild, a 1990 essay collection, he wants to heal the division between practice, a cultural activity, and the wild by reading the wild itself as a culture. His aim in his work and in his life has been to envision and enact the reinhabitation of the American land on a sustainable basis. One...

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