In the Baliem Valley in central New Guinea lived a Stone Age tribe which survived into the twentieth century - the Kurelu. Matthiessen joined the ...Show synopsisIn the Baliem Valley in central New Guinea lived a Stone Age tribe which survived into the twentieth century - the Kurelu. Matthiessen joined the Harvard-Peabody Expedition of 1961 which set out to study the tribe as unobtrusively as possible, living among the Kurelu for two seasons. The result was this classic account, not of the expedition but of a lost culture; the Kurelu's timeless rhythms of work and play, of warriorship, feasting and funerals. In "Under the Mountain Wall", Matthiessen illuminates the lives of the Kurelu's with respect and sympathy, capturing a culture untouched by civilisation and vanishing along with the wilderness lying beneath the dramatic peaks of the Snow Mountains.Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book 1st Edition Very Good/ Very...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book 1st Edition Very Good/ Very Good. Dime-sized white mark to front of jacket. "Book Club Edition" at bottom of contents page. Hardcover.
Description:Very good. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 256...Very good. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 256 pages, plus a list of photos, a glossary, and an index. Tall 8vo, black cloth. New York: Viking, (1962). Very good(+).
Description:Very Good in Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. A Chronicle of...Very Good in Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. A Chronicle of Two Seasons in the Stone Age is just that. A Harvard Peabody Expedition to Southern Kurelu, Netherlands New Guinea. Book is in excellent shape with B/W photographs and drawings.
Description:This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and...This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition.
Description:Matthiessen, Peter. Very Good. No Jacket. Illus. 8vo. First...Matthiessen, Peter. Very Good. No Jacket. Illus. 8vo. First Edition. Hard cover. Published NY: Viking, 1962. Third state, with photos in correct place and no book club statement. Name in ink on e.p., spine cloth little frayed at base. Very good or better. No dj.
Description:Fine In a very good+ dust jacket with tanning around the outside...Fine In a very good+ dust jacket with tanning around the outside edges of the flaps and with a tiny hole in the spine area. The second state with the pictures in the front and in the rear of book. While a member of the Harvard-Peabody expedition to Netherland New Guinea the author studied the Kurelu tribe.
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