The Snow Leopard

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The Snow Leopard

By Peter Matthiessen; Pico Iyer (Introduction by)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143105510, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2008

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.
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About the Author
Peter Matthiessenwas the cofounder ofThe Paris Reviewand is the author of numerous works of nonfiction, includingIn the Spirit of Crazy Horse, Indian Country, andThe Snow Leopard, winner of the National Book Award."


NPR
Sunday, Apr 6, 2014

Matthiessen was a spy, a naturalist, a well-regarded activist and a three-time winner of the National Book Award � for both fiction and nonfiction. He died of acute myeloid leukemia. More at NPR.org

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