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The Resource At play in the fields of the Lord, Peter Matthiessen

At play in the fields of the Lord, Peter Matthiessen

Label
At play in the fields of the Lord
Title
At play in the fields of the Lord
Statement of responsibility
Peter Matthiessen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The timely story of the forces of change that converge on a small tribe of Niaruna Indians living in the heart of the Amazonian rain forest
Summary
In a malarial outpost in the South American rain forest, two misplaced gringos converge and clash. Martin Quarrier has come to convert the fearful and elusive Niaruna Indians to his brand of Christianity. Lewis Moon, a stateless mercenary who is himself part Indian, has come to kill them on behalf of the local comandante. Out of their struggle, Peter Matthiessen has created an electrifying moral thriller, a novel of Conradian richness that explores both the varieties of spiritual experience and the politics of cultural genocide
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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043473
Cataloging source
DLC
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Matthiessen, Peter
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A8584
LC item number
A8 1991
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Missionaries
  • Rain forests
  • Indians of South America
  • Amazon River Region
  • South America
Target audience
adult
Label
At play in the fields of the Lord, Peter Matthiessen
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random048/91050228.html
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
1847169
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
373 p.
Isbn
9780679737414
Lccn
91050228
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm23652291
  • (OCoLC)23652291
Label
At play in the fields of the Lord, Peter Matthiessen
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random048/91050228.html
Publication
Control code
1847169
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
373 p.
Isbn
9780679737414
Lccn
91050228
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm23652291
  • (OCoLC)23652291

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