In Patagonia

In Patagonia

Book - 2005
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The masterpiece of travel writing that revolutionized the genre and made its author famous overnight

An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin's exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes. Fueled by an unmistakable lust for life and adventure and a singular gift for storytelling, Chatwin treks through "the uttermost part of the earth"--that stretch of land at the southern tip of South America, where bandits were once made welcome--in search of almost-forgotten legends, the descendants of Welsh immigrants, and the log cabin built by Butch Cassidy. An instant classic upon publication in 1977, In Patagonia is a masterpiece that has cast a long shadow upon the literary world.

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Publisher: London : Vintage, 2005.
Copyright Date: ©1977
ISBN: 9780142437193
Branch Call Number: 918.27046 Chatw
Characteristics: xxiv, 204 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.


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Jan 24, 2017

Too many interviews and not enough travel writing.

Aug 19, 2016

Try Old Patagonian Express, especially the talking book version.

Sep 19, 2015

An idiosyncratic and highly original combination of travelogue, memoir, and history, "In Patagonia" is the book on which Chatwin's reputation rests. Patagonia is a remote and unique land and seems particularly suited to Chatwin's impressionistic and episodic style. A classic of travel literature. Includes some of Chatwin's photographs. Chatwin died in 1989.

May 28, 2015

At the time of its publication, no doubt this was a new kind of travel book. Chatwin talks about the people he meets and imbues a sense of outpost to Patagonia.

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