Gary Snyder | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Katsunori Yamazato

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of Gary Snyder.
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Critical Essay by Katsunori Yamazato

SOURCE: "How to Be in This Crisis: Gary Snyder's Cross-Cultural Vision in Turtle Island," in Critical Essays on Gary Snyder, edited by Patrick D. Murphy, G. K. Hall & Co., 1991, pp. 230-47.

In the following essay, Yamazato discusses the way in which Snyder's unique interpretation of Buddhism shapes his poetry.

For Gary Snyder, Buddhism was and is not merely a system of faith and worship; as he succinctly summarizes, "Buddhism is about existence." Buddhism teaches one how to be in this "impermanent" world, and this is one of the aspects of Buddhism that Snyder especially deepened and solidified during his Japanese years (1956–68). Despite persistent skepticism toward traditional, institutionalized Buddhism, he gained valuable insights into its strengths and weaknesses during his stay in Japan, and these insights grew into an ontological vision. &#x...

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