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Author, Environmentalist Peter Matthiessen Dies at 86

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Author and environmentalist Peter Matthiessen, who was born in New York City, has died.

Matthiessen was a leading wilderness writer, winning acclaim for his detailed depictions of nature.

He won a National Book Award for "The Snow Leopard," his personal account of a trek through the Himalayas.

Matthiessen also helped found the Paris Review, one of the world's most influential literary magazines.

His last novel, titled "In Paradise," will be posthumously published next week.

Matthiessen had been battling leukemia.

He died near his home on Long Island.

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