In Patagonia

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Penguin Books, 1977 - Travel - 204 pages
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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. Book jacket.

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Lovely prose, Euro-centric narrative. - Goodreads
Innovative and sometime hard to read. - Goodreads
Spare precise enchanting travel writing. - Goodreads
Incredible history of the area and well researched. - Goodreads
Wonderful writing, but very disturbing metaphor. - Goodreads
The imagery he evokes in his stories is amazing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

"Jessica" in the comments below puts it best, "the narrative lurches along..." I expected beautiful vistas, food, culture, people but I got rambling, disjointed tales of wanderings that don't seem to form a complete thought. Sad because it sounded great and the cover art is beautiful. Read full review

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User Review  - Janessa Lantz - Goodreads

A dreamy exploration of the history, myths, and people of Patagonia. One of my favorite chapters was #64 where Bruce Chatwin is describing a tribe of people, the Yaghan. It's a section that perfectly ... Read full review

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