In The Baliem Valley In Central New Guinea Live A Stone Age Tribe Which Survived Into The Twentieth Century, The Kurelu Peter Matthiessen Joined The Harvard Peabody Expedition OfWhich Set Out To Study This Primitive People As Unobtrusively As Possible, Living Among The Kurelu For Two Seasons, And Produced A Classic Account, Not Of The Expedition, But Of A Lost Culture In All Its Violence And Simplicity Drawing On His Skills As A Naturalist And Novelist, Matthiessen Observes The Kurelus Timeless Rhythms Of Work And Play, Of Warriorship, Feasting And Funerals In One Of The Worlds Last And Now Vanishing Wildernesses
Peter Matthiessen is the author of than thirty books and the only writer to win the National Book Award for both non fiction The Snow Leopard, in two categories, in 1979 and 1980 and fiction Shadow Country, in 2008 A co founder of The Paris Review and a world renowned naturalist, explorer and activist, he died in April 2014.
- 272 pages
- Under the Mountain Wall: A Chronicle of Two Seasons in Stone Age New Guinea
- Peter Matthiessen
- 15 December 2018 Peter Matthiessen