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Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems (MP3-CD) (Gary Snyder)

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By any measure, Gary Snyder is one of the greatest poets in America in the last century. From his first book of poems to his latest collection of essays, his work and his example, standing between Tu Fu and Thoreau, has been influential all over the world.

Riprap, his first book of poems, was published in Japan in 1959 by Origin Press, and it is the 50th anniversary of that groundbreaking book that is celebrated with this new edition. A small press reprint of that book included Snyder's translations of Han Shan's Cold Mountain Poems, perhaps the finest translations of that remarkable poet ever made into English.

For the 50th anniversary, Snyder reads all the poems in this collection, with introductions and asides. The recording, made in the poet's home by Jack Loeffler, marks the first time a complete reading has ever been available in a commercial edition.

One of the finest collections of poems published in the 20th century, this edition will please those already familiar with this work and excite a new generation of listeners with its profound simplicity and spare elegance.

Genre: Poetry
Format: Mp3_cd
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Author: Gary Snyder
Language: English
Street Date: October 11, 2016
TCIN: 51630107
UPC: 9781536611137
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-3997

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