Gary Snyder - Research Article from Beat Generation

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(1930–)

(Full name Gary Sherman Snyder) American poet, translator, autobiographer, travel writer, and essayist.

Snyder’s stature as both a counterculture figure and an innovative mainstream poet places him in an uncommon position in contemporary literature. Although only briefly involved with the San Francisco Beat movement of the 1950s, Snyder’s influence on the Beats was nevertheless significant and he is often linked with them. However, unlike many Beat writers, Snyder has also received extensive scholarly attention. The literary influences of Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound, and Ralph Waldo Emerson have been noted in Snyder’s works. He is the recipient of several literary honors and awards, including a Pulitzer Prize for his collection Turtle Island (1974) and an American Book Award for Axe Handles (1983).

Biographical Information

Snyder, the son of Harold Alton and Lois Wilkie Snyder, was born on May 8, 1930, in San Francisco, California. Snyder was...

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