R. Hobson's Crossing Paths With the Poet of the Sun PDF

By R. Hobson

ISBN-10: 1530317045

ISBN-13: 9781530317042

Crossing Paths with the Poet of the sunlight is a real tale concerning the friendship among a faculty scholar and his professor, a hugely released poet of the San Francisco Literary Renaissance, Tracy Thompson. the tale starts off in 1967 while the 2 met and maintains till 1981, the yr of Tracy's loss of life. utilizing lots of Tracy's poems and letters from their correspondence, the writer relates how Tracy turned his buddy and mentor, encouraging his writing and making a own literary curriculum for him over a interval of numerous years. The publication provides a correct depiction of the tumultuous '60s and early '70s and starts off at a faculty in Boise, Idaho, then keeps at a commune in San Francisco, merely to culminate in Flagstaff, Arizona the place Tracy and the writer discover the gorgeous nation-state, attend local American ceremonies, and stopover at village elders.

The ebook describes intimately not just the various literary writers they learn and mentioned, but in addition their consistent exploration of nature, the folk they met, and the search they shared jointly as they searched for how to use the artistic arts to fix a global which of their view had develop into fragmented and divided. Their seek cause them to evaluate old cultures and traditions, starting from Buddhism to Taoism, and from local American ideals to meditation, and their readings and discussions of assorted authors incorporated writers as varied as W.B.Yeats, D.H.Lawrence, Alan Watts, Herman Hesse, Arthur Koestler and Carl Jung.

Crossing Paths with the Poet of the solar makes a speciality of the time Tracy and the writer spent in Northern Arizona, and every of book's twenty chapters are named after areas they visited, or occasions they skilled in that area. the writer sees this paintings as a manner of memorializing a skilled author few humans have heard of, although he used to be thought of to be the main extensively released poet throughout the "Little journal" stream of the early sixties. He wrote this e-book basically simply because he knew a narrative that he felt obligated to proportion, that to maintain one of these tale to himself was once depriving others of figuring out that somebody like Tracy had lived, anyone able to reworking others lives completely.

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