Gary Snyder, A New Directions Paperbook, USA, 1969, Softcover, 143 pages, Ninth Printing.




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Both Pound and Williams have shown how a good poet can revitalize prose style. Earth House Hold (a play onthe root meanings of "ecology") drawn from Gary Snyder's essays and journals, may prove a landmark for the new generation.

"As a poet," Snyder tells us, "I hold the most archaic values on earth, They go back to the late Paleolithic; the fertility of the soil, the maagic of animals, the power-vision in solitude, the terrifying initiation and rebirth; the love and ecstasy of the dance, the common work of the tribe." He develops, as replacement for shattered social structures, a content of tribal tradition which could lead to "growth and enlightenment in self-disciplined freedom. Whatever is or ever was in any other culture can be reconstructed from the unconcious through meditation...the coming revolution will close the circle and link us in many ways with the most creative aspects of our archaic past."



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