In Patagonia

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Penguin Books, 1977 - Patagonia (Argentina and Chile) - 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
Wonderful writing, but very disturbing metaphor. - Goodreads
Incredible history of the area and well researched. - Goodreads
The imagery he evokes in his stories is amazing. - Goodreads
Ducking in, I was pleased with their selection. - Goodreads
The writing is simply wonderful. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Bobby Bringi - Goodreads

I remember being blown away by these essays, almost 20 years ago Read full review

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User Review  - Mckinley - Goodreads

Not my cup of tea. Got about 20 pages in and found it too disjointed to follow. The people discussed were without context. Events and vignettes are scattershot. So I gave up reading it and moved on. Read full review

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Bruce Chatwin's first book In Patagonia (1977) was a landmark in travel writing. Traveler, aesthete and a connoisseur of the exotic, Chatwin was a major British literary voice who also wrote On the Black Hill, The Viceroy of Ouidah, The Songlines and Utz before his death in 1989.

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