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At play in the fields of the Lord.

by Peter Matthiessen

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination373 p.
Number of Pages373
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23250099M

At play in the fields of the Lord. [Peter Matthiessen] -- A tale of two men's experiences with a native Indian tribe in the Brazilian rain forest. Despite their separate missions, both men converge in their respect for the native culture and their zeal to. Out of this struggle Peter Matthiessen creates an electrifying moral thriller—adapted into a movie starring John Lithgow, Kathy Bates, and Tom Waits. A novel of Conradian richness, At Play in the Fields of the Lord explores both the varieties of spiritual experience and the politics of cultural genocide.

Get this from a library! At play in the fields of the Lord. [Peter Matthiessen] -- The timely story of the forces of change that converge on a small tribe of Niaruna Indians living in . At Play in the Fields of the Lord () on DVD. Plot: Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them : Movies in English.

At Play in the Fields of the Lord is then, a novel of adventure, and it is, furthermore, to bring in at once the inevitable phrase, a good old-fashioned adventure novel. Peter Matthiessen is not horsing around with the elements of an adventure story, he gives us one straight.   The following year, he was a founder of The Paris Review. His works of fiction include Shadow Country, which won the National Book Award, At Play in the Fields of the Lord, The Watson Trilogy (Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man's River, and Bone by Bone), and Far Tortuga.4/5(K).


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A novel of Conradian richness, At Play in the Fields of the Lord explores both the varieties of spiritual experience and the politics of cultural genocide.

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The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.4/5. A novel of Conradian richness,  At Play in the Fields of the Lord  explores both the varieties of spiritual experience and the politics of cultural genocide/5(6). At Play in the Fields of the Lord is a novel by Peter Matthiessen.

A film adapted from the book was released in A audiobook version was read by actor Anthony Heald. "In a malarial outpost in the South American rain forest, two misplaced gringos converge and : Peter Matthiessen.

At Play in the Fields of the Lord has the plot elements of stereotypical nineteenth century colonial novels and twentieth century Hollywood adventure films. The discovery of a savage Indian tribe, living in a remote and dangerous jungle, brings a handful of whites to a decrepit town on the edge of terra incognita.

At Play in the Fields of the Lord goes beyond Conrad, however, in its presentation of the Niaruna and in its character of Moon. The Niaruna are presented with an anthropologist’s goal of objectivity and a naturalist’s instinct for appreciation more than with a novelist’s eye toward symbolism.

In "At Play in the Fields of the Lord", the remarkable Hector Babenco (Pixote, Kiss of the Spider Woman) paints a portrait of disillusion and despair on a canvas of sun-dappled green/10(3K).

About At Play in the Fields of the Lord. In a malarial outpost in the South American rain forest, two misplaced gringos converge and clash in this novel from the National Book Award-winning author. Martin Quarrier has come to convert the elusive Niaruna Indians to his brand of Christianity.

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8, If the author has set out to produce a flaming soul wringer, he has succeeded, in this tale of the striving for the larger human condition by two unlikely acquaintances.

In the early s, missionary Martin Quarrier arrives in Brazil with his wife, Hazel, and their son, Billy, to convert the Niaruna people. Martin's efforts to help the natives go against the advice of Rev. Leslie Huben and upset Hazel, who fears the tribe.

Meanwhile, white-educated Native American Lewis Moon, sent to convince the Niaruna to move away to make room for gold mining, is adopted.

In At Play in the Fields of the Lord, Matthiessen demolishes the idea of the White Savior rescuing a minority group through selflessness and dedication. While there are several important characters, the two who are the most interesting are Martin Quarrier, a selfless and self-examining missionary who really wants to understand the Niaruna, and to protect them from the forces threatening them, from /5(11).

A long-standing pet project of producer Saul Zaentz, At Play in the Fields of the Lord was adapted from the best-selling novel by Peter Matthiesen. Rating: R (nudity, violence)57%. Missionaries questioning their own faith and sometimes their own sanity in the tropical rain forest is one of my favorite genres and "At Play in the Fields of the Lord" is one of the best.

This. at play in the fields of the lord By Peter Matthiessen. eter Matthiessen's new novel, his fourth, has nearly everything--a powerful plot, a rich variety of characters, a perceptive, deeply felt view of man's yearnings and his essential ironic tragedy and a prose style that is.

Diamond's book was written inover thirty years after Peter Matthiessen wrote At Play in the Fields of the Lord, yet Matthiessen's novel anticipated-albeit indirectly-some of Diamond's theories about cultural destruction, while adding a third in the form of religious dogma, thereby proving that art /5(2).

The most striking image in Peter Matthiessen’s novel At Play in the Fields of the Lord describes an Amazonian Indian, standing in the center of a forest clearing, defiantly raising his bow and arrow against an airplane that flies between himself and the sun.

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