The Practice of the Wild Author:Gary Snyder Contemplating Gary Snyder's depth of journey into nature here, I think of what D. H. Lawrence said of Whitman: he's camped out alone, way beyond everybody. But it's looking like where Snyder is, would be a wise bet for all of us. He makes a good trail in this book, laid out — expertly and fun to walk on. — Gary Snyder's deep hope-that someday we m... more »ight all be native Americans, at home in our grand place-is the only hope we have. This is an exquisite book, and a hard one. Read it-and then live it, as best you can.
What thoughtful beauty! How skillfully Gary Snyder interfuses the practical knowledge of an animal sense with story, language, and song. True teachers in America are now an endangered species. I learn so much from this good man's perception, humor, discipline, and love for
this world. I am honored to praise this book.« less