Nine-headed dragon river: Zen journals, 1969-1985

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Shambhala, Mar 12, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
The author chronicles his quest for spiritual roots, describes his early Zen experiences and his gradual reawakening to life through Zen.

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Nine-headed dragon river: Zen journals, 1969-1985

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The author of the best-selling The Snow Leopard tells here of his travels on the path of Zen. Quotes from his private journals from 1969 to 1982 are loosely linked together with a collection of Zen ... Read full review

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Nature writer and novelist Peter Matthiessen was born in New York City on May 22, 1927. He graduated from Yale University in 1950. He worked as a commercial fisherman and the captain of a charter fishing boat and made several scientific expeditions to Alaska, Peru and New Guinea. He and Harold L. Humes founded the Paris Review, and Matthiessen was its first fiction editor. Matthiessen's nature books include "Wildlife in America," "The Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness" and "Under the Mountain Wall." His fiction includes "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," which was made into a movie starring Tom Berenger and was nominated for the National Book Award. Matthiessen's other awards include the John Burroughs Medal and the African Wildlife Leadership Foundation Award.