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Under the Mountain Wall In the Baliem Valley in central New Guinea live a Stone Age tribe which survived into the twentieth century, the Kurelu Peter Matthiessen joined the Harvard Peabody Expedition of 1961 which set out to study this primitive people as unobtrusively as possible, living among the Kurelu for two seasons, and produced a classic account, not of the expedition, but of a lost culture in all its violence and simplicity Drawing on his skills as a naturalist and novelist, Matthiessen observes the Kurelus timeless rhythms of work and play, of warriorship, feasting and funerals in one of the worlds last and now vanishing wildernesses. Free Read Under the Mountain Wall Author Peter Matthiessen For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. Published in 1962, Matthiessen s sixth book and third work of non fiction, Under the Mountain Wall provided its readers an inside look at one of the last existing stone age cultures, the Kurelu people of the remote mountain valleys of New Guinea fear stops me from investigating how many seasons of Survivor may have been set there since but at that time the larger world had barely noticed, let alone intruded on the Kurelu Matthiessen s bold venture is to present what he witnessed and studied as Published in 1962, Matthiessen s sixth book and third work of non fiction, Under the Mountain Wall provided its readers an inside look at one of the last existing stone age cultures, the Kurelu people of the remote mountain valleys of New Guinea fear stops me from investigating how many seasons of Survivor may have been set there since but at that time the larger world had barely noticed, let alone intruded on the Kurelu Matthiessen s bold venture is to present what he witnessed and studied as if he and his colleagues are n...

  2. Written after spending two seasons in 1961 with the Kuerlu people in the Baliem Valley in Papua which is now part of Indonesia In 1961 JFK became President of the USA, Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, America s involvement in the Vietnam War started and Barbie got a boyfriend called Ken.Meanwhile the Stone Age people of Papua carry on their ancient practices War or the risk of death from a raiding party is a daily occurrence but is not fought for land as there is enough for everyone Written after spending two seasons in 1961 with the Kuerlu people in the Baliem Valley in Papua which is now part of Indonesia In 1961 JFK became President of the USA, Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, America s involvement in the Vietnam War started and Barbie got a boyfriend called Ken.Meanwhile the Stone Age people of Papua carry on their ancient practices War or the risk of death from a raiding party is a daily occurrence but is not fought for land as there is enough for everyone War is fought to prove a man s bravery and to take revenge on a previous death, rape or kidnapping Young girls loss part of a finger as part of the grieving process when a relative dies Men weave, work in the gardens and hunt Women have many rights to chose who they marry or where they live But they still have a tougher existence than the men where strength and bravery is the pathway to riches pi...

  3. an interesting read that was tinged, for me, with unease as I knew that these people are probably dead now and their way of life irrevocably altered by now The war descriptions were , for me, too detailed but considering what an important activity w...

  4. A book like this will never be written again The writing is capable and honest, but this is not fine literature What is unique is the characters, real characters that lived in a radically different culture from the modern day There simply are no longer tribal societies this large left to find on earth and since shortly after this was written the Baliem valley changed radically Take a Google Earth satellite view and find the sprawl of Wamena and the network of roads ceaselessly branching off A book like this will never be written again The writing is capable and honest, but this is not fine literature What is unique is the characters, real characters that lived in a radically different culture from the modern day There simply are no longer tribal societies this large left to find on earth and since shortly after this was written the Baliem valley changed radically Take a Google Earth satellite view and ...

  5. An intimate look at the daily lives of the traditional peoples of highland Papua New Guinea Peter Matthiessen paints brilliantly both a portrait of the Kurelu and the land in which they live, so much so you feel as though you re there If his mission was to connect two people so vastly distant in all ways imaginable, he s accomplished that triumphantly After reading this poetic book you ll never think about primitive people the same way again The differences between our societies are vast, An intimate look at the daily lives of the traditional peoples of highland Papua New Guinea Peter Matthiessen paints brilliantly both a portrait of the Kurelu and the land in which they live, so much so you feel as though you re there If his mission was to connect two people so vastly distant in all ways imaginable, he s accomplished that ...

  6. On April 5, 2014, I received this news alert in my inbox Peter Matthiessen, Author and Naturalist, Dies at 86 Hmmm, I thought, Never heard of him Wonder if we have anything by him I turned from the computer and faced the travel bookshelves There, at eye level, between Time off to Dig, Archaeology and Adventure in Remote Afghanistan by Sylvia Matheson and A Reed Shaken by the Wind A journey through the unexplored marshlands of Iraq by Gavin Maxwell, was Peter Matthiessen s Under the On April 5, 2014, I received this news alert in my inbox Peter Matthiessen, Author and Naturalist, Dies at 86 Hmmm, I thought, Never heard of him Wonder if we have anything by him I turned from the computer and faced the travel bookshelves There, at eye level, between Time off to Dig, Archaeology and Adventure in Remote Afghanistan by Sylvia Matheson and A Reed Shaken by the Wind A journey through the unexplored marshlands of Iraq by Gavin Maxwell, was Peter Matthiessen s Under the Mountain Wall A Chronicle of Two Seasons in Stone Age New Guinea Ok, in honor of this man s life and career, I will put everything aside and read this book I started off most skeptically The exhibition went to New Guinea in 1961, and Matthiessen was not even a ...

  7. Fantastic account on one of the countries in which I grew up with similar tribal people told in an engrossing way as always with Matthiessen I recommend it highly.Teeth The Epic Novel with Bite

  8. An educational and interesting look into one of the last true aboriginal hunter gatherer tribes in the world It s dated but still an interesting read Just to do what Matthiessen has had the opportunity to do in his lifetime

  9. Great, beautiful book givingdetail about tribal life than I ve ever seen before It covers what they actually do all day, how they feel about each other, what people talk about etc in detail The writing about nature is beautiful, too.

  10. Very detailed, and the cultural side was very interesting, but for me maybe 50 pages too many Got a bit repetitive with battles and pig eating The names of people, places and tribes was a bit of a battle, but that is inevitable in a book like this 3.5 for me.