Zen Pioneer: The Life & Works of Ruth Fuller Sasaki
August 28, 2007
5.48 X 0.9 X 7.11 inches | 0.72 pounds
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About the Author
Isabel Stirling became active in international librarianship during her years as science librarian and professor at the University of Oregon, traveling several times to China and Japan. On one of her trips to Japan that she was invited to stay at Ryosen-an, where Ruth Sasaki had developed her formidable library. Stirling is Associate University Librarian of the University of California, Berkeley, and makes her home in Sausalito, CA. Gary Snyder is the author of more than twenty collections of poetry and prose. Since 1970 he has lived in the watershed of the South Yuba River in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1975, Snyder has also been awarded the Bollingen Prize for Poetry and the Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award. His 1992 collection, No Nature, was a National Book Award finalist, and in 2008 he received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Snyder is a poet, environmentalist, educator and Zen Buddhist.