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Poet Gary Snyder on "The Practice of the Wild"

Snyder was part of the beat poetry scene in 1950s San Francisco, and inspired a character in several Jack Kerouac novels. He studied Eastern philosophy and religion, and later settled in a more isolated part of the United States -- far from the urban world. He won the Pulitzer Prize, and continues to teach and write. His new collection of essays considers his relationship with the wilderness.

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Other segments from the episode on September 20, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 20, 1990: Interview with Gary Snyder; Review of Bob Dylan's album "Under the Red Sky"; Interview with Josh Alan and Drew Friedman; Review of the film "GoodFellas…

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