Gary Snyder | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Thomas J. Lyon

This literature criticism consists of approximately 12 pages of analysis & critique of Gary Snyder.
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Critical Essay by Thomas J. Lyon

SOURCE: "The Ecological Vision of Gary Snyder," in Kansas Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 2, Spring, 1970, pp. 117-24.

In the following essay, Lyon places Snyder's work at the forefront of the new naturalist movement.

There are some positive signs—more than straws in the wind—that a significant number of Western minds are forsaking the progress-domination theory inherent in the political view which has ruled and conquered for so long, in favor of a more relaxed and open way with the world founded on ecological sensitivity. The political mind, based ultimately on bossmanship in theology and bent on converting world matter into exclusively human use with efficient if violent technology, seems to be giving way to a gentler feeling of mutuality. We are coming, many think, to a great verge: Pisces then, now Aquarius … or Vico's...

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