|Plot Summary of Nine-Headed Dragon River|
|"Matthiessen, the nature writer and novelist, is also a Zen Buddhist dharma heir. This book describes the long illness and death of his wife, his explorations into American and Japanese zen, and the relationship between his zen practice and his love of and respect for nature (especially birds). The book is a helpful approach to Zen Buddhism from a clearly Western perspective, as well as yet another addition to Matthiessen's long shelf of beautiful prose."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Nine-Headed Dragon River|
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- very sensitive (sigh)
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- religious issues
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- Adult or Young Adult Book
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- middling sensitive to others' feelings
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- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- mostly 1st
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- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- little dialog
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