Turtle Island
Turtle Island

Turtle Island won Gary Snyder the Pulitzer back in 1975, and remains, to this observer, his most completely realized work. The title comes from a Native American term for the continent of North America, and Snyder wants to reclaim the organic and holistic environmental harmony that once held sway here. Still, this is poetry, not diatribe. Snyder's key virtue isn't his political or philosophical vision, but his poetic articulation of that vision. Excellent.

Title Turtle Island
Author Gary Snyder
Publisher New Directions
Title First Published 01 December 1974
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 114 p.
ISBN-10 0811205460
ISBN-13 9780811205467
Publication Date 01 December 1974
Main content page count 114
Weight 16 oz.

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