By Mark Gonnerman

In 1997, Mark Gonnerman geared up a yearlong study workshop on Gary Snyder's Mountains and Rivers ceaselessly on the Stanford Humanities middle. contributors of what got here to be recognized between college, scholars, and numerous neighborhood individuals because the Mountains & Rivers Workshop met on a regular basis to learn and talk about Snyder's epic poem. the following the poem served as a commons that became the multiversity right into a college once more, if just for a moment.

The Workshop invited writers, lecturers and students from Northern California and Japan to talk on a number of features of Snyder's nice accomplishment. This ebook captures the buzz of those gatherings and invitations readers to go into the poem via essays and talks by way of David Abram, Wendell Berry, Carl Bielefeldt, Tim Dean, Jim avoid, Robert Hass, Stephanie Kaza, Julia Martin, Michael McClure, Nanao Sakaki, and Katsunori Yamazato. It contains an interview with Gary Snyder, appendices, and different assets for extra study.

Snyder as soon as brought a studying of this paintings on the subject of whitewater rapids, announcing such a lot of his writing is sort of a type III run the place you'll just do positive by yourself, yet that Mountains and Rivers is extra like classification V: if you are going to make it to take-out, you would like a advisor. As a suite of commentaries and heritage readings, this significant other quantity complements each one reader's skill to discover their approach into and during an adventurous and fascinating paintings of art.

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