This penguin classics edition features an introduction by acclaimed travel writer and novelist Pico Iyer. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
The Snow Leopard Penguin Classics #ad - With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. An unforgettable spiritual journey through the himalayas by renowned writer peter matthiessen 1927-2014, the National Book Award-winning author of the new novel In Paradise In 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard.
Shadow CountryModern Library #ad - . No doubt about it. It’s the story of our continent, both land and people, and his writing does every justice to the blood fury of his themes. Don delillo “the fiction of peter Matthiessen is the reason a lot of people in my generation decided to be writers. Now, in this bold new rendering, Matthiessen has marvelously distilled a monumental work while deepening the insights and motivations of his characters with brilliant rewriting throughout.
Praise for shadow Country “Magnificent. Watson on the wild florida frontier at the turn of the twentieth century—were originally conceived as one vast, mysterious novel. Merwin “An epic masterpiece. Breathtaking. J. A great American novel. The miami Herald. It is the quintessence of his lifelong concerns, and a great legacy.
Shadow Country #ad - W. National book award winner • “altogether gripping, not just a tour de force in its stylistic range, and brilliantly told, but a great American novel, shocking, as powerful a reading experience as nearly any in our literature. Michael dirda, lost man’s river, the new york review of books Killing Mister Watson, and Bone by Bone—Peter Matthiessen’s great American epic about Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E.
The Tree Where Man Was Born Penguin ClassicsPenguin Classics #ad - A timeless and majestic portrait of africa by renowned writer peter matthiessen 1927-2014, author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise A finalist for the National Book Award when it was released in 1972, this vivid portrait of East Africa remains as fresh and revelatory now as on the day it was first published.
. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.
The Tree Where Man Was Born Penguin Classics #ad - Peter matthiessen exquisitely combines nature and travel writing to portray the sights, scenes, and people he observed firsthand in several trips over the course of a dozen years. From the daily lives of wild herdsmen and the drama of predator kills to the field biologists investigating wild creatures and the anthropologists seeking humanity's origins in the rift valley, The Tree Where Man Was Born is a classic of journalistic observation.
This penguin classics edition features an introduction by groundbreaking British primatologist Jane Goodall. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse: The Story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's War on the American Indian MovementPenguin Books #ad - Four members of the american indian movement were indicted on murder charges, Leonard Peltier, and one, was convicted and is now serving consecutive life sentences in a federal penitentiary. Government, and makes clear why the traditional Indian concept of the earth is so important at a time when increasing populations are destroying the precious resources of our world.
. Behind this violent chain of events lie issues of great complexity and profound historical resonance, brilliantly explicated by Peter Matthiessen in this controversial book. Kept off the shelves for eight years because of one of the most protracted and bitterly fought legal cases in publishing history, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse reveals the Lakota tribe’s long struggle with the U.
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse: The Story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's War on the American Indian Movement #ad - S. An “indescribably touching, author of the national book award-winning the snow leopard and the novel in paradise on a hot june morning in 1975, a desperate shoot-out between FBI agents and Native Americans near Wounded Knee, extraordinarily intelligent" Los Angeles Times Book Review chronicle of a fatal gun-battle between FBI agents and American Indian Movement activists by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen 1927-2014, South Dakota, left an Indian and two federal agents dead.
KathmanduHaus Publishing #ad - One of the greatest cities of the Himalaya, Nepal, Kathmandu, is a unique blend of thousand-year-old cultural practices and accelerated urban development. In important ways, kathmandu’s rapid modernization can be seen as an extreme version of what is happening in other traditional societies. Bell also discusses the ramifications of the recent Nepal earthquake.
A comprehensive look at a top global destination, Kathmandu is an entertaining and accessible chronicle for anyone eager to learn more about this fascinating city. . In this book, thomas bell recounts his experiences from his many years in the city—exploring in the process the rich history of Kathmandu and its many instances of self-reinvention.
Kathmandu #ad - Closed to the outside world until 1951 and trapped in a medieval time warp, a carnival of sexual license, Kathmandu is, a hotbed of communist revolution, as Bell argues, a jewel of the art world, a case study in bungled western intervention, a paradigm of failed democracy, and an environmental catastrophe.
House of Snow: An Anthology of the Greatest Writing About NepalHead of Zeus #ad - House of snow is the biggest, most comprehensive and most beautiful collection of writing about Nepal in print. Hundreds of thousands were made homeless and UNESCO World Heritage sites were destroyed. Here are explorers and mountaineers, poets and political journalists, laxmi Prasad Devkota and ManjushreeThapa – all hand-picked by well-known authors and scholars of Nepali literature including Samrat Upadhyay, Michael Hutt, national treasures and international stars such as Michael Palin and Jon Krakauer, Isabella Tree and Thomas Bell.
House of Snow: An Anthology of the Greatest Writing About Nepal #ad - All profits from sales will be donated to charities providing relief from the 2015 earthquakes. Over 7, 000 people lost their lives and more than twice as many were injured. In april 2015, catastrophic earthquakes left Nepal devastated. It includes over 50 excerpts of fiction and non-fiction inspired by the breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage of this fascinating country.
While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in NepalSeal Press #ad - Love and marriage brought american anthropologist Elizabeth Enslin to a world she never planned to make her own: a life among Brahman in-laws in a remote village in the plains of Nepal. As she faced the challenges of married life, she discovered as much about human resilience, birth, and the capacity for courage, and childrearing in a foreign culture, as she did about herself.
While the gods were sleeping: a journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal tells a compelling story of a woman transformed in intimate and unexpected ways. Set against the backdrop of increasing political turmoil in Nepal, Enslin’s story takes us deep into the lives of local women as they claim their rightful place in society—and make their voices heard.
Far Tortuga: A NovelVintage #ad - An adventure story and a deeply considered meditation upon the sea itself. Beautiful and original. A resonant and symbolical story of nine doomed men who dream of an earthly paradise as the world winds down around them. Newsweek.
At Play in the Fields of the LordVintage #ad - A novel of conradian richness, at Play in the Fields of the Lord explores both the varieties of spiritual experience and the politics of cultural genocide. Martin quarrier has come to convert the elusive Niaruna Indians to his brand of Christianity. Lewis moon, a stateless mercenary who is himself part Indian, has come to kill them on the behalf of the local comandante.
Out of this struggle peter matthiessen creates an electrifying moral thriller—adapted into a movie starring John Lithgow, Kathy Bates, and Tom Waits. In a malarial outpost in the south American rain forest, two misplaced gringos converge and clash in this novel from the National Book Award-winning author.