Gary Snyder: An Appreciation

Williamson, Allan
November 1975
New Republic;11/1/75, Vol. 173 Issue 18, p28
The article profiles the poet Gary Snyder. Snyder presents himself as a spokesman for a "Great Subculture" which has reinvested the small community based on a bond with the environment and directly affectionate bonds between the members as an alternative to the efficient order of the State. He has devoted much of his life to the study of this Subculture as he finds it in American Indians, in the communal Christian heresies in Tantrism and Zen Buddhism.


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