Related Topics

True Night Essay

This Study Guide consists of approximately 56 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of True Night.
This section contains 2,601 words
(approx. 7 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the True Night Study Guide

In the following essay excerpt, Schultz and Wyatt summarize Snyder's early work and provide indepth coverage of Axe Handles, the collection that contains "True Night."

Published when he was 29, Snyder's first book . . . 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 burning" the experience of place is only a fiction, and there can be therefore nothing to return to. Mountains and Rivers without End (1965-) will contain 25 sections and is as yet unfinished. This may prove the major...

(read more)

This section contains 2,601 words
(approx. 7 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the True Night Study Guide
Copyrights
Poetry for Students
True Night from Poetry for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook