Left Out in the Rain
Left Out in the Rain

Inspired by the ancient Chinese proverb, "There's nothing you can own that can't be left out in the rain," this collection charts the journeys of the poet from 1947 to 1985. This book is unique among Gary Snyder's numerable works, and the poems contained here are as broad in style as the compilation is in timeframe. With a new introduction by the author, Left Out in the Rain captures the evolution of the poet and the man.

Readers will travel with Snyder from the American West to the Far East. From Berkeley to Kyoto, his imagery provides insight into the natural world as well as the human experience. With the span of a few words, Snyder can reveal a universe and then two pages later deftly handle a villanelle. Sensual, sardonic, meditative, epigrammatic, formalist—whatever the tone or structure, these poems all bear the indelible stamp of a master. Always evocative, they remind us why Snyder is one of our most heralded and beloved contemporary poets.

Title Left Out in the Rain
Subtitle Poems
Author Gary Snyder
Publisher Shoemaker & Hoard
Title First Published 09 February 2006
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 224 p.
ISBN-10 1593760906
ISBN-13 9781593760908
Publication Date 09 February 2006
Main content page count 224
Weight 16 oz.

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