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Author : Peter Matthiessen
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-04-25
Page : 416
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307819698
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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


Author : Peter Matthiessen
Publisher : Editions de l'Olivier
Release : 1993
Page : 370
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9782879290355
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Author : Peter Matthiessen
Publisher :
Release : 2012-11
Page : 520
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 9788432210143
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Author : Peter Matthiessen
Publisher : Vintage Books
Release : 1975
Page : 408
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0394756673
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An impressionistic novel concerns the assortment of crew members aboard a dismal schooner hunting for green sea turtles in the Caribbean


Author : Peter Matthiessen
Publisher : Bantam Books
Release : 1979-09-01
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Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780553208474
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Author : Peter Matthiessen
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1984
Page : 408
Category : Central America
ISBN 13 : 9780394724782
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An impressionistic novel concerns the assortment of crew members aboard a dismal schooner hunting for green sea turtles in the Caribbean.


Author : Peter Matthiessen
Publisher :
Release : 1975
Page : 781
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780394494616
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Author : Jill B. Gidmark
Mary K. Bercaw Edwards
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2001
Page : 538
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 9780313301483
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The sea and Great Lakes have inspired American authors from colonial times to the present to produce enduring literary works. This reference is a comprehensive survey of American sea literature. The alphabetical arrangement of the volume facilitates access to facts about major literary works, authors, characters, themes, vessels, places, and ideas central to American literature of the sea and Great Lakes. While the book includes entries for canonical white male authors such as Herman Melville and Jack London, it also gives considerable attention to women at sea and to ethnically diverse writers, works, and themes. Each of the entries is written by an expert contributor and many provide brief bibliographies. In addition, the volume closes with a chronology and a list of works for further reading.


Author : S. Yamashiro
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-07-31
Page : 125
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1137463309
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Implementing a never-before-seen approach to sea literature, American Sea Literature: Seascapes, Beach Narratives, and Underwater Explorations explores the role of American maritime activities and their cultural representations in literature. Differentiating between the 'terrestrial' and 'oceanic' as concepts, Shin Yamashiro divides sea literature into three categories: literature on the sea, by the sea, and beneath the sea. Discussing both canonical works and new books on scuba diving, deep-sea explorations, and surfing, this fascinating study recognizes sea literature's unique influence on American history.


Author : Bert Bender
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release : 1990
Page : 267
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0812213394
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Release : 1975
Page :
Category : Books
ISBN 13 :
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Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.


Author : Jay Parini
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2004
Page : 2280
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 0195156536
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Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.


Author : Peter Matthiessen
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-05-02
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307819647
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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. 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. 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.


Author : Peter Matthiessen
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-08-22
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307819663
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Drawn from fragments of historical fact, Matthiessen's masterpiece brilliantly depicts the fortunes and misfortunes of Edgar J. Watson, a real-life entrepreneur and outlaw who appeared in the lawless Florida Everglades around the turn of the century.


Author : John R. Cooley
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release : 1994
Page : 270
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 9780472065370
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An essential collection of criticism on the leading nature writers of today.


Author : Marc Chenetier
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Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release : 1996-01-29
Page : 321
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9780812230598
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"Covers everything from Salinger, Nabokov, Kerouac, and Burroughs to the first hints of cyberpunkishness."--American Book Review


Author : Mark Tredinnick
Publisher : Trinity University Press
Release : 2011-04-14
Page : 384
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1595340939
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At the heart of The Land's Wild Music is an examination of the relationship between writers and their. Interviewing four great American writers of place — Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, Terry Tempest Williams, and James Galvin — author Mark Tredinnick considers how writers transmute the power of nature into words. Each author is profiled in a separate chapter written in rich, engaging prose that reads like the best journalism, and Tredinnick concludes with his own thoughts on what it takes to be "an authentic witness of place."


Author : Peter Matthiessen
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1991
Page : 372
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0679734058
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The arrival of Edgar J. Watson, a complex man with a troubling and violent reputation, spells trouble for the inhabitants of the nineteenth-century Everglades, in a fictional recreation of the life and death of a real life character


Author : Charles L. Crow
Publisher : University of Wales Press
Release : 2009-07-01
Page : 235
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0708322484
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This book defines the American Gothic and places it both within the context of the major movements of intellectual history in the last 300 years, and also within the context of the critical issues of American culture. From Poe to Faulkner to Toni Morrison and Cormac McCarthy, many of the best and most critically acclaimed works of American literature have been Gothic. The book will demonstrate how the Gothic provides a forum for discussing key issues of American culture, for exploring forbidden subjects, and for providing a voice for the repressed and silenced.


Author : Peter Matthiessen
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-04-08
Page : 256
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0698161769
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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. In this, his final novel, he confronts the legacy of evil, and our unquenchable desire to wrest good from it. One week in late autumn of 1996, a group gathers at the site of a former death camp. They offer prayer at the crematoria and meditate in all weathers on the selection platform. They eat and sleep in the sparse quarters of the Nazi officers who, half a century before, sent more than a million Jews in this camp to their deaths. Clements Olin has joined them, in order to complete his research on the strange suicide of a survivor. As the days pass, tensions both political and personal surface among the participants, stripping away any easy pretense to resolution or healing. Caught in the grip of emotions and impulses of bewildering intensity, Olin is forced to abandon his observer’s role and to bear witness, not only to his family’s ambiguous history but to his own. Profoundly thought-provoking, In Paradise is a fitting coda to the luminous career of a writer who was “for all readers. He was for the world” (National Geographic).