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The Snow Leopard

Peter Matthiessen - Author

Pico Iyer - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780143105510 | 368 pages | 30 Sep 2008 | Penguin Classics | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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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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“ A magical book, a kind of lunar paradigm and map of the sacred.”
—Jim Harrison, The Nation


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