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Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems by Gary Snyder
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Jan 12, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: poetry

This is the first of Gary Snyder's work that I've read, and I'm hooked. His style of poetry appeals to me--his visuals and interjections, stop-and-start hyphenization, his philosophy. I think it makes for great free verse meaningful poetry ("poetry with a purpose"). I had many favorites here; I'll try to update later with quotes and particulars.

His relationship with Hanshan (Cold Mountain) is a valuable one. You can tell they are kindred in many ways, and Snyder's translations come off both modern and pertinent--you'd be hardpressed to determine the originals were written hundreds of years ago. Great stuff in this slim volume.

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Reading Progress

January 12, 2010 – Shelved
January 12, 2010 –
page 23
34.33% "Love love love."
February 3, 2010 –
page 32
February 16, 2010 –
page 40
Started Reading
February 24, 2010 – Finished Reading
April 14, 2011 – Shelved as: poetry

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