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The Resource The selected letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder, edited by Bill Morgan

The selected letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder, edited by Bill Morgan

Label
The selected letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder
Title
The selected letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bill Morgan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the central relationships in the Beat scene was the long-lasting friendship of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder. When Allen Ginsberg ventured west in 1956, he met Snyder, a graduate student in the department of East Asian languages at the University of California. Snyder was living in a tiny cottage in Berkeley, sitting zazen, making tea, and writing poems, and he had already spent some time as a merchant mariner and as a solitary fire lookout in the Cascades. 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, 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."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-1997
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ginsberg, Allen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3513.I74
LC item number
Z487 2009
Literary form
letters
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1930-
  • 1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Snyder, Gary
  • Morgan, Bill
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ginsberg, Allen
  • Snyder, Gary
  • Poets, American
  • Beats (Persons)
  • Buddhism
Label
The selected letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder, edited by Bill Morgan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
223916998
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 321 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781582434445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)223916998
Label
The selected letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder, edited by Bill Morgan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
223916998
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 321 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781582434445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)223916998

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