Under The Mountain Wall

Under The Mountain Wall by Peter Matthiessen

By: Peter Matthiessen

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ISBN
9780099575672
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Pages
288
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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In the Baliem Valley in central New Guinea lived a Stone Age tribe which survived into the twentieth century - the Kurelu. Matthiessen joined the Harvard-Peabody Expedition of 1961which set out to study the tribe as unobtrusively as possible, living among the Kurelu for two seasons. The result was this classic account, not of the expedition but of a lost culture; the Kurelu's timeless rhythms of work and play, of warriorship, feasting and funerals. In Under the Mountain Wall Matthiessen illuminates the lives of the Kurelu's with respect and sympathy, capturing a culture untouched by civilisation and vanishing along with the wilderness lying beneath the dramatic peaks of the Snow Mountains.
ISBN:
9780099575672
Publication Date:
30 / 06 / 2013
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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