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Peter Matthiessen (1927–2014)

Peter Matthiessen was born on May 22, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991), The Young One (1960) and Dead Birds (1963). He was married to Maria Eckhart, Deborah Love and Patsy Southgage. He died on April 5, 2014 in Sagaponack, New York. See full bio »

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 1991 At Play in the Fields of the Lord (based on the novel by)
 1975 Fighting for Our Lives (Documentary)
 1963 Dead Birds (Documentary)
 1960 The Young One (story "Travellin' Man")
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 1983 Never Cry Wolf (wildlife consultant)
 1971 Blue Water, White Death (Documentary) (expedition historian)
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 1992 Incident at Oglala (Documentary) (special thanks)
 1982 Fitzcarraldo (special thanks)
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 2012 Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself (Documentary)
 2006 Soil and Sand (Short)
 1992 Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier (Documentary)
 1987 Adventure (TV Series documentary)
 1971 Blue Water, White Death (Documentary)

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Book: "Tigers in the Snow" See more »

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Soon the child's clear eye is clouded over by ideas and opinions, preconceptions and abstractions. Simple free 'being' becomes encrusted with the burdensome armor of the ego. Not until years later does an instinct come that vital sense of mystery has been withdrawn. See more »


Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, vol. 138, pages 306-314. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005. See more »

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