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In Memoriam: Peter Matthiessen
In the opening pages of The Snow Leopard, as he takes his first steps on a pilgrimage in the Himalayas in the wake of his wife’s death, Peter Matthiessen passes an aged man being carried by four servants on his last pilgrimage to the Ganges. “I nod to Death in passing,” Matthiessen writes, “aware of the sound of my own feet upon my path.”