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    Gary Snyder

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    Gary (Sherman) Snyder was born in San Francisco on May 8 in 1930 to the parents of Harold Alton and Lois (Wilkie) Snyder. When Gary Snyder was growing up, he lived in west part of the United States surrounded by nature. While he was living there, the destruction of the Pacific Northwestern forests began, even at such a young age it still caused him sorrow (“Gary Snyder”). While growing up in such a rural area, where Snyder had a farm with chickens and cows and even an outhouse as a bathroom; he

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    Jalen Chriesman English 2328.702 Professor Shief April 28, 2014 Gary Snyder: Right on Beat Gary Snyder was a renowned poet in the 1950’s, most notably for being a part of the “Beat Generation”. This is an interesting fact because Snyder held many unique views in which he wrote about in his poems and works. He is also talked about as being a sort of writer for the natural world with only a superficial message, but this was not always the case. One of Snyder’s biggest claims to fame is his connection

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    Comparing the Poetry of Gary Snyder and Ruth Stone Gary Snyder is not only a poet, but a preacher of sorts. His poems carry powerful messages about getting back to your roots. His poems contain strong themes of anti-consumerism and spirituality. "Facts" is a short piece consisting of facts on consumerism in America. This piece warns of the dangers of over consumption and lack of moderation. In some cases, however, Snyder does appear far too extreme in his views, like in "By Frazier Creek

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    nature. Gary Sherman Snyder, the son of Harold and Lois Snyder, was born in San Francisco, California, on May 8, 1930. The Family moved quite a few times before they settled down in Portland, Oregon, in 1942. Snyder was granted a lot of freedom at a young age, he was allowed to hike and camp on his own. At thirteen, he was allowed to explore the high country of the Cascade Mountains alone (Magill, Frank p.2668). The solitary experience turned into a fascinating relationship with nature. Snyder began

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    This Poem Is for Bear

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    General 1. Gary Snyder as a beat poet and application to "This poem is for bear" The Bear in myths and tales 3.1 The Kamui Cult in Japan 2 Native Americans, the Bear and The Indian Bear Woman Conclusion Introduction Gary Snyder, a member of the so-called Beat Generation, wrote a poem called "This poem is for Bear." As we'll see later on this poem is characteristic for the Beat Generation and reflects important facts and experiences of the life of Gary Snyder. There's a

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    high points of the book are characterized by a nearness to nature. A good example of this is when Ray and Japhy climb the Matterhorn. The fact that Kerouac peoples his book with characters inspired by people important to the Sixties, such as Gary Snyder and Allen Ginsburg, helps tie these environmental concerns to the decade as a whole. The most direct example of what Kerouac feels is the ideal relation between man and nature is the story of Han Shan. We are told that Shan is Japhy's hero

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    Cultural Shift through the Eyes of Ginsberg and Kerouac Brothers of the San Francisco Beat scene, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg lived in the midst of a consumer cultural revolution, patriots of a forgotten mindset. While the regional characters of the nation were quickly being homogenized by television, Kerouac and Ginsberg wrote poetry and prose that both captured and contemplated the moment. They were contemporaries, sharing the same circle of friends and drawing from the same influences

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    The Individual Versus Society in Kerouac and Ginsberg One theme that is prevalent throughout much of the literature we have covered so far is that it is very critical of the conformist values of late 1950s society. In an era of Levittowns and supermarkets and the omnipresent television, there was a call to leave the conformist suburban culture in search of something higher. Two major proponents of the individual as opposed to society were Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, two of the central figures

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    “Soldiering is 99% boredom and 1% of sheer terror”, a civil war soldier wrote this to his wife in a letter and since then the composition of war has not changed. So, what did the soldiers do in those periods of boredom? Well, especially for the men in the frontlines, who were far from any form of entertainment, writing letters, diaries and poems were some of the few available options. These were the forms of war literatures that soldiers used to express and share their feelings with their loved ones

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    A Comparison of Ginsberg and Kerouac

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    A Comparison of Ginsberg and Kerouac The 1950s saw a period of great material prosperity in the United States. After World War II G.I.s came back to take charge of the family again. Women no longer had to work and could return to the home to nurse their newborn babies. Housing, automobiles, and white picket fences were in high demand. Televisions became commonplace, making possible the rapid distribution of visual information- not to mention the sitcom. McCarthy had started to purge the

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