About the Book

The Practice of the Wild

The Practice of the Wild

With a New Preface by the Author
August 2010
Trade Paperback · 224 Pages
$14.95 U.S. · $16.95 CAN · £9.99 U.K. · €10.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781582436388
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Description

The nine captivatingly meditative essays in The Practice of the Wild display the deep understanding and wide erudition of Gary Snyder in the ways of Buddhist belief, wildness, wildlife, and the world. These essays, first published in 1990, stand as the mature centerpiece of Snyder’s work and thought, and this profound collection is widely accepted as one of the central texts on wilderness and the interaction of nature and culture.

About the Author

Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Gary Snyder is the author of sixteen books of poetry and prose. Since 1970 he has lived with his family in the watershed of the South Yuba River in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in northern California.