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The author of the book: Peter Matthiessen
Edition: Picador
Date of issue: July 6th 1984
ISBN: 0330281968
ISBN 13: 9780330281966
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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I purchased this book in anticipation of a journey to Africa. This chronicle is nonfiction, but it reads with the depth and intensity of poetry. Even though this book was written about the author’s experience and impressions of Africa on a series of trips in the 1960’s his insights remain timeless. The politics of Africa are convulsive and the boundaries of countries dynamic, but much of Tanzania and Kenya lands have been preserved and remain essentially the same as when Matthiessen visited 50 years ago. His descriptions of natural occurrences like the systematic attack of wild dogs on a new born zebra made me want to beg him to stop. But, he gives life to the landscape and all the animals that dwell there with same brilliant mastery of the language and pulls the reader forward. He does speak of mans beginnings as the title suggests, “Baboons in silhouette looked like early hominids hurling wild manic howling at my head.” Even though the information about the descent of mankind is fascinating, for me it is Matthiessen’s incredible descriptive powers that give magic to a land that is often harsh and unforgiving to man and beast. Speaking about Kilimanjaro he said, “The glacier glistens. A distant snow peak scours the mind, but a snow peak in the tropics draws the heart o a fine shimmering painful point of joy.”
I will read this book again when I return from Africa to compare notes and take lessons from a truly gifted writer.



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Ebook The Tree Where Man Was Born read Online! Peter Matthiessen is the author of more 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.


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This book changed my life!

SONNY

One breath reads!

AMBER

Interesting and nontrivial story

TOBY

I read the whole book with a stupid smile on my face. General advice to everyone!

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Contradictory. On the one hand, it pulls in and on the other ...




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