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  • Writer-environmentalist Peter Matthiessen dies 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 10:11 pm
  • NEW YORK - Peter Matthiessen, a rich man's son who spurned a life of leisure and embarked on extraordinary physical and spiritual quests while producing such acclaimed books as "The Snow Leopard" and "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," died Saturday. He was 86.