Back on the Fire: Essays


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This collection of essays by Gary Snyder, now in paperback, blazes with insight. In his most autobiographical writing to date, Snyder employs fire as a metaphor for the crucial moment when deeply held viewpoints yield to new experiences, and our spirits and minds broaden and mature. Snyder here writes and riffs on a wide range of topics, from our sense of place and a need to review forestry practices, to the writing life and Eastern thought. Surveying the current wisdom that fires are in some cases necessary for ecosystems ...

Back on the Fire: Essays 2008, Counterpoint LLC

ISBN-13: 9781593761639

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Back on the Fire: Essays 2007, Shoemaker & Hoard

ISBN-13: 9781593761370