Han Shan, aka Cold Mountain.

The fundamentalists fundamentalist. A composite figure rather than an historical individual. Popularised in the West by the translations of Gary Snyder, who re-imagined him as mid twentieth century Beat. Not really much of a stretch for a mid twentieth century Beat.

Cold Mountain the novel is essentially a re-working of Homer’s Odyssey. Of the movie, the less said.

http://www.hermetica.info/hanshan.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanshan_(poet)

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/gary-snyder

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/paul-messersmith-glavin-between-social-ecology-and-deep-ecology-gary-snyder-s-ecological-philos.a4.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Mountain_(novel)

 

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