Is ‘Shadow Country’ a New Book?

In advance of the National Book Awards next Wednesday, in today’s NYT,  Chip McGrath explores the question of whether Peter Mathiessen’s Shadow Country should be a contender, since it is a compilation of three previous titles (albeit with a great deal of rewriting and editing) and interviews the author.

Matthiessen addresses the question; “There’s hardly a sentence in the whole damn thing that’s exactly the same.”

Peter Matthiesen
Shadow Country
  • Hardcover: $40; 912 pages
  • Publisher: Modern Library (April 8, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0679640193
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679640196

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