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At play in the fields of the Lord

by Peter Matthiessen

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Amazon River Region
    • Subjects:
    • Missionaries -- Fiction.,
    • Indians of South America -- Fiction.,
    • Amazon River Region -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPeter Matthiessen.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3563.A8584 A8 1987
      The Physical Object
      Pagination373 p. ;
      Number of Pages373
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2739719M
      ISBN 100394750837
      LC Control Number86040559

      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/5(6). The most striking image in Peter Matthiessen’s novel At Play in the Fields of the Lord describes an Amazonian Indian, standing in the center of a forest clearing, defiantly raising his bow and arrow against an airplane that flies between himself and the sun. The image has been used as the logo for the new film of the novel, but actually two planes cast their shadows on these Indians.

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