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In Patagonia

by Bruce Chatwin

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ISBN: 9781784875367
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Vintage Voyages: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mindWhen Bruce Chatwin's In Patagonia was published in 1977 it heralded the arrival of a startling new talent in British literature. All readers recognised its timeless quality - Auberon Waugh went as far as to call it `a classic'.
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  • Paperback
    $18.97
ISBN: 9781784875367
ANNOTATION:
Vintage Voyages: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mindWhen Bruce Chatwin's In Patagonia was published in 1977 it heralded the arrival of a startling new talent in British literature. All readers recognised its timeless quality - Auberon Waugh went as far as to call it `a classic'.

Annotation

Vintage Voyages: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mindWhen Bruce Chatwin's In Patagonia was published in 1977 it heralded the arrival of a startling new talent in British literature. All readers recognised its timeless quality - Auberon Waugh went as far as to call it `a classic'.

Publisher Description

VINTAGE VOYAGES- A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind

Beautifully written and full of wonderful descriptions and intriguing tales, In Patagonia is an account of Bruce Chatwin's travels to a remote country in search of a strange beast and his encounters with the people whose fascinating stories delay him on the road.

Author Biography

Bruce Chatwin was born in Sheffield in 1940. After attending Marlborough School he began work as a porter at Sotheby's. Eight years later, having become one of Sotheby's youngest directors, he abandoned his job to pursue his passion for world travel. Between 1972 and 1975 he worked for the Sunday Times, before announcing his next departure in a telegram- 'Gone to Patagonia for six months.' This trip inspired the first of Chatwin's books, In Patagonia, which won the Hawthornden Prize and the E.M. Forster Award and launched his writing career. Two of his books have been made into feature films- The Viceroy of Ouidah (retitled Cobra Verde), directed by Werner Herzog, and Andrew Grieve's On the Black Hill. On publication The Songlines went straight to Number 1 in the Sunday Times bestseller list and remained in the top ten for nine months. On the Black Hill won the Whitbread First Novel Award while his novel Utz was nominated for the 1988 Booker Prize. He died in January 1989, aged forty-eight.

Review

The chameleon traveller...who wrote books in a genre of their own, and whose life was his own subtlest creation... a complex, flamboyantly gifted and rather tragic figure -- Colin Thubron Guardian It is hard to pin down what makes In Patagonia so unique, but, in the end, it is Chatwin's brilliant personality that makes it what it is... His form of travel was not about getting from A to B. It was about internal landscapes. Sunday Times Elliptical and alive, this is a brilliant travel book Observer

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"Elliptical and alive, this is a brilliant travel book"

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VINTAGE VOYAGES- A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind

Product Details

Author
Bruce Chatwin
Language
English
Year
2019
ISBN-10
1784875368
ISBN-13
9781784875367
Format
Paperback
Pages
288
Subtitle
Vintage Voyages
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Short Title
In Patagonia
Series
Vintage Voyages
Audience
General/Trade
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Publication Date
2019-06-06