Gary Snyder (2222 words)

Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error

Related Groups

Gary Snyder was born in San Francisco on May 8th, 1930. His parents, Harold and Lois, moved the family to Washington State in 1932 as his father looked for work during the Great Depression. The family lived on some logged-off land near Puget Sound where they raised cows to sell milk locally and cut shake shingles from stumps. Gary raised chickens to sell the eggs. On a trip to Seattle at around the age of ten or eleven Gary discovered the “mountains and rivers” scroll-landscape painting in the Seattle Art Museum and was overwhelmed by the similarity between the mountains of China and those of his home. In 1942, after his parents had separated, Lois moved with Gary and his sister Thea to Portland, Oregon, where he attended …

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Murphy, Patrick D.. "Gary Snyder". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 March 2002
[, accessed 20 February 2018.]

Related Groups

  1. The Beats

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.