The Snow Leopard

Peter Matthiessen (Author) Pico Iyer (Introduction by)
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Description

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. Matthiessen, a student of Zen Buddhism, was also on a spiritual quest to find the Lama of Shey at the ancient shrine on Crystal Mountain. As the climb proceeds, Matthiessen charts his inner path as well as his outer one, with a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, impermanence, and beauty. 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. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. 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.

Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
October 01, 2008
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.14 X 0.68 X 7.74 inches | 0.58 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143105510
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About the Author

Peter Matthiessen was the cofounder of The Paris Review and is the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, Indian Country, and The Snow Leopard, winner of the National Book Award.

Reviews

a Stunning . . . Fiercely felt and magnificently written.a
a"The Washington Post Book World"
a A magical book, a kind of lunar paradigm and map of the sacred.a
aJim Harrison, "The Nation"
Stunning . . . Fiercely felt and magnificently written.
"The Washington Post Book World"
A magical book, a kind of lunar paradigm and map of the sacred.
Jim Harrison, "The Nation"
? Stunning . . . Fiercely felt and magnificently written.?
?"The Washington Post Book World"

? A magical book, a kind of lunar paradigm and map of the sacred.?
?Jim Harrison, "The Nation"