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THE SNOW LEOPARD Matthiessen, Peter 1978 DJ book club ed
By Matthiessen, Peter
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NY, 1978,  book club edition. 338 pp. His National Book Award-winning volume, recounting a trip to the Himalayas with naturalist George Schaller in the hopes both of encountering a snow leopard in the wild and of coming to terms with his wife's recent death from cancer. Matthiessen combines natural history, personal reflection and an exploration of the Buddhist religion native to the area. His study, and practice, of Buddhism later resulted in his becoming an ordained Zen priest.
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