Gary Snyder | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Robert Schultz and David Wyatt

This literature criticism consists of approximately 9 pages of analysis & critique of Gary Snyder.
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Critical Essay by Robert Schultz and David Wyatt

SOURCE: "Gary Synder and The Curve of Return," in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Vol. 62, No. 4, Autumn, 1986, pp. 681-94.

In the following excerpt, Schultz and Wyatt, summarize Snyder's early work and provide in-depth coverage of Axe Handles.

Published when he was 29, Snyder's first book [Axe Handles] empties the mind of the "damned memories" that clog it in an ascesis that marks the beginning of his quest. In Riprap (1959) he turns from America toward the East and begins the motion out and away that will preoccupy him for 15 years. Myths & Texts (1960) promotes Snyder's emerging vision of process in a dialectical structure which resolves that all form is a momentary stay, "stresses that come into being each instant." In a world where "It's all falling or...

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