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Under the Mountain Wall: a chronicle of two seasons in the stone age.
Author: Matthiessen, Peter
Reference #: 1056
Status: For Sale
List Price: $15.00
The Viking Press, New York, 1962; First Edition. Near Fine in VG- dustjacket. Photographs (b&w); Glossary; map and illustrated endpapers; Dani Words used in the text and Index. Recounts the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea in 1961: “The expedition’s visit to the Kurelu offered a unique chance, perhaps the last, for a firsthand account of a lost culture in all its primitive simplicity and violence” Matthiessen had already been acclaimed as both a novelist and insightful traveler; he had yet to garner more accolades in years to come with travel books such as ‘The Snow Leopard’.
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