Peter Matthiessen, true man of no rank

//Peter Matthiessen, true man of no rank

Peter Matthiessen, true man of no rank

Peter Muryo Matthiessen Roshi, a successor of Bernie Glassman Roshi in our White Plum lineage, was awarded the prestigious National Book Award in New York last night for his novel « Shadow Country, » a revision of a trilogy published in the 1990s.
A marvelous honor for a marvelous writer, who, at 81, is one of the greatest in modern American letters.
Having won the nonfiction prize for « The Snow Leopard » 30 years ago, Peter reportedly held up his trophy last night at the ceremony and said, « I’m back! » before turning to his far younger fellow finalists and saying, « You will be back, too. »
A true man of no rank.

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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

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