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Peter Matthiessen

Peter MatthiessenBorn: 22-May-1927
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 5-Apr-2014
Location of death: Long Island, NY
Cause of death: Cancer - Leukemia

Gender: Male
Religion: Buddhist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Naturalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: At Play in the Fields of the Lord

Military service: US Navy (1945-47)

Father: Erard A. Matthiessen (architect)
Wife: (#1, two children)
Wife: (#2, two children)
Wife: Maria Eckhart (m. 1980)

    University: Sorbonne
    University: BA, Yale University (1950)

    The Paris Review
    National Book Award for Fiction 2008 for Shadow Country

    Knight of Cups (8-Feb-2015)
    Blue Water, White Death (11-May-1971) · Himself

Author of books:
Race Rock (1954, novel)
Wildlife in America (1959, nonfiction)
The Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness (1961, nonfiction)
Under the Mountain Wall: A Chronicle of Two Seasons of the Stone Age (1962, nonfiction)
At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1965, novel)
Sal Si Puedes: Cesar Chavez and the New American Revolution (1969, biography)
Blue Meridian: The Search for the Great White Shark (1971, nonfiction)
Far Tortuga (1975, novel)
The Snow Leopard (1978, nonfiction)
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse (1983, nonfiction)
Killing Mister Watson (1990, novel)
African Silences (1991, novel)
Indian Country (1992, nonfiction)
Baikal: Sacred Sea of Siberia (1992, nonfiction)
Lost Man's River (1997, novel)
Bone by Bone (1999, novel)

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