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Under the Mountain Wall A Chronicle of Two Seasons in Stone Age New Guinea

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ISBN-10: 0140252703

ISBN-13: 9780140252705

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter Matthiessen, Edward Coolbaugh Hoagland, Peter Matthiessen

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List price: $19.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/6/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.13" wide x 7.75" long x 0.73" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Peter Matthiessen was born in Manhattan, New York on May 22, 1927. He served in the Navy at Pearl Harbor. He graduated with a degree in English from Yale University in 1950. It was around this time that he was recruited by the CIA and traveled to Paris, where he became acquainted with several young expatriate American writers. In the postwar years the CIA covertly financed magazines and cultural programs to counter the spread of Communism. While in Paris, he helped found The Paris Review in 1953. After returning to the United States, he worked as a commercial fisherman and the captain of a charter fishing boat. His first novel, Race Rock, was published in 1954. His other fiction works…