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    Peter Matthiessen
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    Amer Audio Prose Library Inc; Unabridged edition (June 1, 1987)
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The Snow Leopard book.

The Snow Leopard book. When Matthiessen went to Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep. When Matthiessen went to Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and, possibly, to glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard, he undertook his five-week trek as winter snows were sweeping into the high passes.

And where bharal were numerous, there was bound to appear that rarest and most beautiful of the great cats, the snow leopard. GS knew of only two Westerners-he was one-who had laid eyes on the Himalayan snow leopard in the past twenty-five years; the hope of glimpsing this near-mythic beast in the snow mountains was reason enough for the entire journey

2008 national book award winner.

Includes bibliographical references and index. History & Fiction. The bestselling final novel by a writer of incomparable range, power, and achievement, a three-time winner of the National Book Award. Peter Matthiessen was a literary legend, the author of more than thirty acclaimed books. 2008 national book award winner. Peter Matthiessen’s great American epic–Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone by Bone–was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length it was originally broken up into three books.

The Snow Leopard is a 1978 book by Peter Matthiessen. The book recounts the journey of Matthiessen and Schaller in 1973 to Shey Gompa in the inner Dolpo region of Nepal

Peter Matthiessen is one of the few American writers ever nominated for the National Book Award for both fiction and . Now Peter Matthiessen brings us the second novel in his Watson trilogy, a project that has been nearly twenty years in the writing.

Peter Matthiessen is one of the few American writers ever nominated for the National Book Award for both fiction and nonfiction. A story of epic scope and ambition, Lost Man's River confronts the primal relationship between a dangerous father and his desperate sons and the ways in which his death has shaped their lives.

Peter Matthiessen considered himself primarily a fiction writer, though his non-fiction output was nearly twice as heavy. He is the only writer to have won the National Book Award in both categories. Matthiessen, who died in April of this year, was a well-known literary figure, traveler, naturalist, environmentalist, and Buddhist.

Originally published: New York: Viking, 1978; London: Chatto and Windus, 1979.

Peter Matthiessen (May 22, 1927 – April 5, 2014) was an American novelist, naturalist, wilderness writer, zen teacher and CIA officer. He was also a prominent environmental activist

The zoologist George Schaller, whom Matthiessen accompanied to the Himalayas, says that, forty years after The Snow Leopard ’s publication, the animal has grown only slightly less mysterious. Photograph by George Schaller. In the autumn of 1973, the naturalist and writer Peter Matthiessen and the zoologist George Schaller set out on a gruelling trek into the Himalayas. They were headed toward the Dolpo region of the Tibetan plateau.

Peter Matthiessen’s Homegoing. Continue reading the main story. After quitting the . Matthiessen returned to America with Patsy and soon settled in Sagaponack, where he would supplement his writing income with commercial fishing. Supported by. Peter Matthiessen’s Homegoing. Peter Matthiessen, at home in March. Damon Winter/The New York Times. He described those early years on Long Island as the happiest of his life, when I was writing but also doing hard physical labor.