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UNDER THE MOUNTAIN WALL: A CHRONICLE OF TW SEASONS IN STONE AGE NEW GUINEA Matthiessen 1987 Softcover Fine
By Matthiessen, Peter
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New York, Penguin, 1987. 272pp, b/w photos. Used softcover. Fine.

Penguin Travel Library copy of a Matthiessen classic. In the Baliem Valley in central New Guinea live the Kurelu, a Stone Age tribe that survived into the twentieth century. Peter Matthiessen visited the Kurelu with the Harvard-Peabody Expedition in 1961 and wrote Under the Mountain Wall as an account not of the expedition, but of the great warrior Weklekek, the swineherd Tukum.

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