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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.

About the Author

PETER MATTHIESSEN is the award–winning author of numerous works of nonfiction, including The Tree Where Man Was Born, and fiction, including At Play in the Fields of the Lord.

PICO IYER is the author of many books about travel and Asia, including The Lady and the Monk, The Global Soul, and, most recently, The Open Road.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143105510
Author:
Matthiessen, Peter
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Iyer, Pico
Introduction:
Iyer, Pico
Author:
Iyer, Pico
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Himalaya Mountains Description and travel.
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations and maps throughout
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.74x5.14x.68 in. .58 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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