Item #33370 At Play in the Fields of the Lord. Peter Matthiessen.
At Play in the Fields of the Lord.
At Play in the Fields of the Lord.
At Play in the Fields of the Lord.
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At Play in the Fields of the Lord.

NY: Random House, 1965. First edition. Inscribed by Matthiessen to Kennett Love, Matthiessen's brother-in-law, longtime foreign correspondent for the New York Times and in 1965 an associate professor at Princeton (his ownership inscription at the front flyleaf reiterates such). Signed again by Matthiessen at the half title. This exploration of the incursion of two white men—one a missionary and one a mercenary, though the novel arrives at their overlap—was a finalist for the 1966 National Book Award, and was in 1991 made into a film starring Tom Waits, John Lithgow, Tom Berenger, and Daryl Hannah. The novel's problematization of white American foreign will and this copy's association to Love, whose own foreign exploits remain somewhat occluded, makes for a particularly interesting view to America's general international Cold War program. Bound in quarter black cloth with beige cloth over boards and gilt ornamet to upper cover. Some exterior soiling, foxing to text block edges, mild bumps to corners, else near fine in like dust jacket, toned at spine. Item #33370

Price: $550.00

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