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At play in the Fields of the Lord. by Peter Matthiessen

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Published by Panther .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Originally published (B66-8087) Heinemann, 1966.

The Physical Object
Pagination320p.,18cm
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15080404M
ISBN 100586024646
OCLC/WorldCa16562620

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At Play in the Fields of the Lord has the plot elements of stereotypical nineteenth century colonial novels and twentieth century Hollywood adventure films. The discovery of a savage Indian tribe, living in a remote and dangerous jungle, brings a handful of whites to a decrepit town on the edge of terra incognita. At Play in the Fields of the Lord goes beyond Conrad, however, in its presentation of the Niaruna and in its character of Moon. The Niaruna are presented with an anthropologist’s goal of objectivity and a naturalist’s instinct for appreciation more than with a novelist’s eye toward symbolism.   In "At Play in the Fields of the Lord", the remarkable Hector Babenco (Pixote, Kiss of the Spider Woman) paints a portrait of disillusion and despair on a canvas of sun-dappled green/10(3K). About At Play in the Fields of the Lord. In a malarial outpost in the South American rain forest, two misplaced gringos converge and clash in this novel from the National Book Award-winning author. Martin Quarrier has come to convert the elusive Niaruna Indians to his brand of Christianity.

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