Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9781594633171

In Paradise

Matthiessen, Peter

3.37 avg rating
( 1,675 ratings by GoodReads )
Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
Image Not Available

In Paradise tells the story of a group of men and women come together for a weeklong meditation retreat at the site of a World War II concentration camp, and the grief, rage, bewildering transports, and upsetting revelations that surface during their time together. Even as it probes the suffering, conflicts, and longings of these diverse characters, In Paradise raises provocative and unanswerable metaphysical questions: how beauty and joy can emerge out of horror; what responsibility comes with bearing witness to such cruelty and tragedy; and what insights into the nature of good and evil may be lost in the next decade or two, as the last survivors of and witnesses to the death camps pass away. In Paradise is Matthiessen's first work of fiction since Shadow Country, which won the National Book Award in 2008. Having participated in three Zen retreats at Auschwitz beginning in the 1990s, he had long wished to comment on the ongoing fallout of last century's global catastrophe, but 'as a non-Jewish American journalist, I felt unqualified to do so, I felt I had no right. But approaching it as fiction - as a novelist, an artist - I eventually decided that I did. Only fiction would allow me to probe from a variety of viewpoints the great strangeness of what I had felt.'

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

CURIOUS ANIMAL BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2014 PICK

In Paradise tells the story of a group of men and women who come together for a weeklong meditation retreat at the site of a World War II concentration camp, and the grief, rage and upsetting revelations that surface during their time together. Even as it probes the suffering, conflicts, and longings of these diverse characters, In Paradise raises provocative and unanswerable metaphysical questions: what responsibility comes with bearing witness to such cruelty and tragedy; and what insights into the nature of good and evil may be lost in the next decade or two, as the last survivors of – and witnesses to – the death camps pass away. Having participated in three Zen retreats at Auschwitz beginning in the 1990s, Matthiessen had long wished to comment on the ongoing fallout of last century's global catastrophe, but ‘as a non-Jewish American journalist, I felt unqualified to do so, I felt I had no right. But approaching it as fiction – as a novelist, an artist – I eventually decided that I did. Only fiction would allow me to probe from a variety of viewpoints the great strangeness of what I had felt.’

Product Description:

In Paradise tells the story of a group of men and women who come together for a weeklong meditation retreat at the site of a World War II concentration camp, and the grief, rage and upsetting revelations that surface during their time together. Even as it probes the suffering, conflicts, and longings of these diverse characters, In Paradise raises provocative and unanswerable metaphysical questions: what responsibility comes with bearing witness to such cruelty and tragedy; and what insights into the nature of good and evil may be lost in the next decade or two, as the last survivors of – and witnesses to – the death camps pass away. Having participated in three Zen retreats at Auschwitz beginning in the 1990s, Matthiessen had long wished to comment on the ongoing fallout of last century's global catastrophe, but ‘as a non-Jewish American journalist, I felt unqualified to do so, I felt I had no right. But approaching it as fiction – as a novelist, an artist – I eventually decided that I did. Only fiction would allow me to probe from a variety of viewpoints the great strangeness of what I had felt.’

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Matthiessen, Peter Author
Published by Riverhead Books
ISBN 10: 1594633177 ISBN 13: 9781594633171
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 8
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Riverhead Books. Hardback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, In Paradise, Peter Matthiessen. Bookseller Inventory # B9781594633171

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Matthiessen, Peter Author
Published by Riverhead Books, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 1594633177 ISBN 13: 9781594633171
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Riverhead Books, United States, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 236 x 145 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. The bestselling final novel by a writer of incomparable range, power, and achievement, a three-time winner of the National Book Award. Peter Matthiessen was a literary legend, the author of more than thirty acclaimed books. In this, his final novel, he confronts the legacy of evil, and our unquenchable desire to wrest good from it. One week in late autumn of 1996, a group gathers at the site of a former death camp. They offer prayer at the crematoria and meditate in all weathers on the selection platform. They eat and sleep in the sparse quarters of the Nazi officers who, half a century before, sent more than a million Jews in this camp to their deaths. Clements Olin has joined them, in order to complete his research on the strange suicide of a survivor. As the days pass, tensions both political and personal surface among the participants, stripping away any easy pretense to resolution or healing. Caught in the grip of emotions and impulses of bewildering intensity, Olin is forced to abandon his observer s role and to bear witness, not only to his family s ambiguous history but to his own. Profoundly thought-provoking, In Paradise is a fitting coda to the luminous career of a writer who was for all readers. He was for the world ( National Geographic ). Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781594633171

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Matthiessen, Peter Author
Published by Riverhead Books (2014)
ISBN 10: 1594633177 ISBN 13: 9781594633171
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Dream Books Company, LLC
(Englewood, CO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Riverhead Books, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Book may contain minor shelf wear. International Customers: Items over 3 lbs may incur additional shipping charges. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000361479

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.35
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Matthiessen, Peter Author
Published by Riverhead Books, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 1594633177 ISBN 13: 9781594633171
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Riverhead Books, United States, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 236 x 145 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. The bestselling final novel by a writer of incomparable range, power, and achievement, a three-time winner of the National Book Award. Peter Matthiessen was a literary legend, the author of more than thirty acclaimed books. In this, his final novel, he confronts the legacy of evil, and our unquenchable desire to wrest good from it. One week in late autumn of 1996, a group gathers at the site of a former death camp. They offer prayer at the crematoria and meditate in all weathers on the selection platform. They eat and sleep in the sparse quarters of the Nazi officers who, half a century before, sent more than a million Jews in this camp to their deaths. Clements Olin has joined them, in order to complete his research on the strange suicide of a survivor. As the days pass, tensions both political and personal surface among the participants, stripping away any easy pretense to resolution or healing. Caught in the grip of emotions and impulses of bewildering intensity, Olin is forced to abandon his observer s role and to bear witness, not only to his family s ambiguous history but to his own. Profoundly thought-provoking, In Paradise is a fitting coda to the luminous career of a writer who was for all readers. He was for the world ( National Geographic ). Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781594633171

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Matthiessen, Peter Author
Published by Penguin Group USA (2014)
ISBN 10: 1594633177 ISBN 13: 9781594633171
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Group USA, 2014. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KB-9781594633171

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.10
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Matthiessen, Peter Author
ISBN 10: 1594633177 ISBN 13: 9781594633171
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Citi Retail
(Lowfield Heath, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 147mm x 28mm x 236mm. Hardcover. Shipping may be from our UK, US or Australian warehouse depending on stock availability. 246 pages. 0.476. Bookseller Inventory # 9781594633171

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Matthiessen, Peter Author
Published by Riverhead Books
ISBN 10: 1594633177 ISBN 13: 9781594633171
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 16
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Riverhead Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1594633177 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 16945760

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.10
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Matthiessen, Peter Author
Published by Penguin Group USA 2014/04/08 (2014)
ISBN 10: 1594633177 ISBN 13: 9781594633171
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Group USA 2014/04/08, 2014. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-BNT-01345838

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.49
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Matthiessen, Peter Author
Published by RIVERHEAD (2014)
ISBN 10: 1594633177 ISBN 13: 9781594633171
New Quantity Available: 20
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Swindon, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description RIVERHEAD, 2014. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781594633171

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Matthiessen, Peter Author
ISBN 10: 1594633177 ISBN 13: 9781594633171
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
English-Book-Service - A Fine Choice
(Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Publisher/Verlag: Penguin US | A novel | Joining a diverse group of visitors at the site of a former concentration camp, Polish-American academic Clements Olin performs research while witnessing personal and political tensions erupting among his fellow participants. By the National Book Award-winning author of Shadow Country. | The bestselling final novel by a writer of incomparable range, power, and achievement, a three-time winner of the National Book Award. Peter Matthiessen was a literary legend, the author of more than thirty acclaimed books. In this, his final novel, he confronts the legacy of evil, and our unquenchable desire to wrest good from it. One week in late autumn of 1996, a group gathers at the site of a former death camp. They offer prayer at the crematoria and meditate in all weathers on the selection platform. They eat and sleep in the sparse quarters of the Nazi officers who, half a century before, sent more than a million Jews in this camp to their deaths. Clements Olin has joined them, in order to complete his research on the strange suicide of a survivor. As the days pass, tensions both political and personal surface among the participants, stripping away any easy pretense to resolution or healing. Caught in the grip of emotions and impulses of bewildering intensity, Olin is forced to abandon his observer's role and to bear witness, not only to his family's ambiguous history but to his own. Profoundly thought-provoking, In Paradise is a fitting coda to the luminous career of a writer who was "for all readers. He was for the world" ( National Geographic ). | Format: Hardback | Language/Sprache: english | 480 gr | 245x152x23 mm | 246 pp. Bookseller Inventory # K9781594633171

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.13
From Germany to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book