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The Snow Leopard - (Penguin Orange Collection) by Peter Matthiessen (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books 50 Covers competition For the seventieth anniversary of Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange Collection celebrates the heritage of Penguin's iconic book design with twelve influential American literary classics representing the breadth and diversity of the Penguin Classics library.
  • About the Author: Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014) is the only writer to win the National Book Award for fiction and nonfiction.
  • 352 Pages
  • Biography + Autobiography, Science + Technology
  • Series Name: Penguin Orange Collection

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About the Book



First published by Viking Press 1978, published in Penguin Books 1987.



Book Synopsis



Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback

Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books 50 Covers competition

For the seventieth anniversary of Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange Collection celebrates the heritage of Penguin's iconic book design with twelve influential American literary classics representing the breadth and diversity of the Penguin Classics library. These collectible editions are dressed in the iconic orange and white tri-band cover design, first created in 1935, while french flaps, high-quality paper, and striking cover illustrations provide the cutting-edge design treatment that is the signature of Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions today.

The Snow Leopard

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. The result is a remarkable account of a journey both physical and spiritual, as the arduous climb yields to Matthiessen a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, impermanence, and beauty.



Review Quotes




WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

"My favorite record of an animal voyage is a book that's fluent in failure, Peter Matthiessen's nonfiction masterpiece The Snow Leopard . . . the great perfect shock of The Snow Leopard is that Matthiessen never actually sees a snow leopard . . . that failure becomes a powerful lesson in loss, a chance to meditate on the tangled nature of visibility and invisibility." --Sam Anderson, The New York Times Magazine

"A masterpiece that exceeds the boundaries of the travel genre and envelops you with its incredible prose." --Wall Street Journal

"Stunning . . . Fiercely felt and magnificently written . . . [Matthiessen] has expressed with uncommon candor and no prospect of relief, a longing which keeps the soul striving and alert in us all." --Washington Post

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

"A beautiful, magnificent book that gives off at once the resonance of a classic . . . One of the most wonderful accountsI know of journeying in our time." --W. S. Merwin



About the Author



Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014) is the only writer to win the National Book Award for fiction and nonfiction. A cofounder of The Paris Review, he was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a recipient of its William Dean Howells Award, among many other honors. He was also a world-renowned naturalist, explorer, activist, and Buddhist teacher.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.8 Inches (H) x 4.9 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: .75 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Science + Technology
Series Title: Penguin Orange Collection
Publisher: Penguin Group
Format: Paperback
Author: Peter Matthiessen
Language: English
Street Date: October 18, 2016
TCIN: 51409789
UPC: 9780143129523
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-7559
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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