On the river Styx: and other stories

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Random House, Mar 1, 1989 - Fiction - 208 pages
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Matthiessen's first collection of short stories and his first book of new fiction since Far Tortuga, On the River Styx spans the acclaimed career of "a unique and masterful visionary artist". (New York Times).

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Although he has written and published fiction, Matthiessen is better known as a writer of such nonfiction as The Snow Leopard ( LJ 7/78). If these stories are any indication, he should focus on ... Read full review


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Winner of the National Book Award and the American Book Award, Peter Matthiessen is the author of over fifteen books of fiction and nonfiction, including "The Snow Leopard " (1978), "At Play in the Fields of the Lord" (1965), "Far Tortuga" (1975), "In the Spirit of Crazy Horse" (1992), and "Bone by Bone" (1999). Ilan Stavans teaches at Amherst College. He is the author of "The Hispanic Condition" (1995), "Art and Anger" (1996), and "The Riddle of Cantinflas" (1998), and editor of "The Oxford Book of Latin American Essays" (1997).

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