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4 edition of Shadow Country found in the catalog.

Shadow Country

by Peter Matthiessen

  • 196 Want to read
  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Random House Publishing Group in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24276256M
ISBN 109781588368249
OCLC/WorldCa474737348

  Shadow Country, Peter Matthiessen. New York: Modern Library, Summary: A condensation of the Watson trilogy, giving three different renderings of the life and death of Edgar J. Watson, a planter, and notorious alleged murderer, of the Ten Thousand Islands area of southwest Florida. A few basic facts to begin with about this National Book. The information about Shadow Country (Modern Library) shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication.

Shadow Country | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER - "Altogether gripping, shocking, and brilliantly told, not just a tour de force in its stylistic range, but a great American novel, as powerful a reading experience as nearly any in our literature."--Michael Dirda, The New York Review of Books Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man's River, and Bone by Bone--Peter Matthiessen's great American epic about Brand: Modern Library. Inspired by a near-mythic event of the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the twentieth century, Shadow Country reimagines the legend of the Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E. J. Watson, who drives himself to his own violent end at the hands of his neighbours. Following the story of his son Lucius as he tries to learn the truth Price Range: $ - $

Blue Shadow Country, Paintings by Dale Laitinen. The book includes forty pages of images and text. My exciting news this season is the publication by Frida Press, of a collection of my paintings entitled Blue Shadow Country. Inside the covers you will find paintings that give an overview of my natural landscapes and engineered landscapes.   Curran Hatleberg’s new project, “Shadow Country,” is named after Peter Matthiessen’s novel about the brutal Florida frontier of the early twentieth : Gideon Jacobs.


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Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen won the National Book Award for Fiction in This is a beast of a book at pages. If youve read Matthiessens fiction or non-fiction then you are familiar with his propensity to write two sentences when one might possibly suffice.4/5.

Peter Matthiessen's Shadow Country is an extraordinary literary achievement by one of this country's best authors of recent times. Enormous in scope as well as page count, it is really three books in one.

Book one is told variously by the people who "knew" him (and ultimately killed him).Cited by: 2. Peter Matthiessen's Shadow Country is an extraordinary literary achievement by one of this country's best authors of recent times. Enormous in scope as well as page count, it is really three books in one.

Book one is told variously by the people who "knew" him (and ultimately killed him)/5(). Shadow Country is an epic of American rise and descent—poetic, mythic, devastating. From his Everglades trilogy Peter Matthiessen has coaxed a masterpiece, a wrenching story of familial, racial and environmental degradation stretching from the Civil War to the Great Depression.

“Shadow Country” has three “books” that roughly correspond to the separate novels. Book I begins with a third-person description of Watson’s death and proceeds to the testimony of About Shadow Country.

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • “Altogether gripping, shocking, and brilliantly told, not just a tour de force in its stylistic range, but a great American novel, as powerful a reading experience as nearly any in our literature.”—Michael Dirda, The New York Review of Books Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone by Bone—Peter Matthiessen’s great.

Shadow Country is a superb book. From what Shadow Country book understand, it is a compilation of a trilogy surrounding the life and death of Edgar J Watson, a real-life legendary character of the American south around the late 's to his death in Shadow Country.

Modern Library, Shadow Country has three books—Book I begins with a third-person narrator describing Edgar Watson’s death on the shore of Chokoloskee Bay. Book I then features 12 first-person narrators who recount Watson’s adventurous life in the Ten Thousand Islands. Free download or read online Shadow Country pdf (ePUB) book.

The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Peter Matthiessen. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Hardcover format.

The main characters of this fiction, historical story are. The book has been awarded with National Book Award for 4/5. Shadow Country Peter Matthiessen, Author. Modern Library $35 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. ARTICLES Book One (formerly Killing Mister Watson) creates a vivid.

Shadow Country (Book I) ~ Peter Matthiessen Ted Smallwood Peter Matthiessen’s historical novel of Florida’s Western Everglades is at (nearly) pages, still almost not big enough to contain its subject matter.

Shadow Country (Modern Library) I wondered why I should read another pages of the Mr Watson saga. After all, I'd already ready the previous Watson books. But since i am a huge Peter Matthiessen fan I bought the book anyway. Time and money well spent, this is another masterpiece.5/5(5).

Bone by Bone: Shadow Country Trilogy (3) by Matthiessen, Peter and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Shadow Country NPR coverage of Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen.

News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. In Book III, Edgar Watson’s gives a first-person account of his life story in which he uncovers the novel’s most gripping mysteries. Shadow Country is an epic reimagining of nineteenth century America, where racial conflict, American development, and moral judgments are masterfully conveyed.

In the dim light of a basement apartment, six-year-old Claude Rawlings sits at an old white piano, picking out the sounds he has heard on the radio and shutting out the reality of his lonely world.

From the bestselling author of The Color of Water and Song Yet Sung comes the story of a young boy. “Shadow Country, Matthiessen’s distillation of the earlier Watson saga, represents his original vision.

It is the quintessence of his lifelong concerns, and a great legacy.” —W. Merwin “[An] epic masterpiece a great American novel.”/5(). Shadow Country A New Rendering of the Watson Legend (Book): Matthiessen, Peter: NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER Peter Matthiessen''s great American epic-Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man''s River, and Bone by Bone-was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length it was originally broken up into three books.

In this bold new rendering, Matthiessen has. “Shadow Country is a magnum opus. Matthiessen is meticulous in creating characters, lyrical in describing landscapes, and resolute in dissecting the values and costs that accompanied the development of this nation.” --Seattle Times “Shadow Country” is an ambitious, lasting, and meaningful work of literature that will not soon fade away.

“Shadow Country is a magnum opus. Matthiessen is meticulous in creating characters, lyrical in describing landscapes, and resolute in dissecting the values and costs that accompanied the development of this nation.” --Seattle Times “Shadow Country” is an ambitious, lasting, and meaningful work of literature that will not soon fade away 4/5(K).

Shadow Country lives up to anyone's expectations of great writing' Richard Ford. * Richard Ford * 'Shadow Country's size and scope may throw down a challenge, but anyone who takes it .Shadow Country lives up to anyone's expectations of great writing' Richard Ford.

'Altogether gripping, shocking, and brilliantly told, not just a tour de force in its stylistic range, but a great American novel, as powerful a reading experience as nearly any in our literature' Michael Dirda, New York Review of Books.

While Shadow Country gradually conveys what is known about Watson from records and reminiscences, Matthiessen imagines conversations and the background for certain characters and encounters, even as he deepens the ambiguities of his increasingly tantalizing story While Book I draws on the down-home voices of the islanders and Book II uses 3/4(8).