The Back Country
The Back Country

The Back Country is one of Gary Snyder's most serious engagements with Eastern culture and thought. Much of the book works to achieve a perspective by means of contrast, as in "Hitch Haiku," a series of haiku (a Japanese form of imagistic, syllabic verse) mostly set in the American West. Perhaps the strongest poem is "Oil," in which Snyder envisions a tanker as a needle bringing our addicted nation "long injections of pure oil."

Title The Back Country
Author Gary Snyder
Publisher New Directions
Title First Published 01 June 1971
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 150 p.
ISBN-10 0811201945
ISBN-13 9780811201940
Publication Date 01 June 1971
Main content page count 150
Weight 16 oz.

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