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The selected letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder

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One of the central relationships in the Beat scene was the long-lasting friendship of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder. Ginsberg introduced Snyder to the East Coast Beat writers, including Jack Kerouac, while Snyder himself became the model for the serious poet that Ginsberg so wanted to become. Snyder encouraged Ginsberg to explore the beauty of the West Coast and, even more lastingly, introduced Ginsberg to Buddhism, the subject of so many long letter exchanges between them. Beginning in 1956 and continuing through 1991, the two men exchanged more than 850 letters. Bill Morgan, Ginsberg's biographer and an important editor of his papers, has selected the most significant correspondence from this long friendship. The letters themselves paint the biographical and poetic portraits of two of America's most important and most fascinating poets. Robert Hass' insightful introduction discusses the lives of these two major poets and their enriching and moving relationship.

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Used: very good
Dimensions:
229x152x34
EAN-13:
9781582434445
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781582434445
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
321
Publisher:
Counterpoint

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One of the central relationships in the Beat scene was the long-lasting friendship of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder. Ginsberg introduced Snyder to the East Coast Beat writers, including Jack Kerouac, while Snyder himself became the model for the serious poet that Ginsberg so wanted to become. Snyder encouraged Ginsberg to explore the beauty of the West Coast and, even more lastingly, introduced Ginsberg to Buddhism, the subject of so many long letter exchanges between them. Beginning in 1956 and continuing through 1991, the two men exchanged more than 850 letters. Bill Morgan, Ginsberg's biographer and an important editor of his papers, has selected the most significant correspondence from this long friendship. The letters themselves paint the biographical and poetic portraits of two of America's most important and most fascinating poets. Robert Hass' insightful introduction discusses the lives of these two major poets and their enriching and moving relationship.

Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
229x152x34
EAN-13:
9781582434445
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781582434445
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
321
Publisher:
Counterpoint

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