Gary Snyder | Interview by Julie Martin

This literature criticism consists of approximately 30 pages of analysis & critique of Gary Snyder.
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Interview by Julie Martin

SOURCE: "Coyote-Mind: An Interview with Gary Snyder," in TriQuarterly, Vol. 79, Fall, 1990, pp. 148-72.

In the following interview, Snyder discusses the influence of his past on his work and the evolution of his ideas on nature and Buddhism.

[Martin]: I'd like to start by talking about origins and influences. You've spoken about your childhood before, but what I'm interested in is your experience of growing up in a politically conscious environment: your family was involved in IWW politics. Can you say something about that?

[Snyder]: Well it was a Washington State thirties Depression household, as many households were, in the rural territory just north of Seattle, predominantly settled by Scandinavians with a few Japanese-American households doing truck farming. Our family tradition was radical politics on both sides, particularly on my father's side because my grandfather was an active IWW and socialist speaker and...

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