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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Review: In Patagonia (Penguin Classics)

User Review  - Joseph Mckenna - Goodreads

Chatwin's Patagonia is an incredible mix of history, sociology, and travel anecdotes. There are not many narratives that weave in and out of tales of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Giant Sloths ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

A singular travel book. Less about giving you a sense of place through a lay of the land or a sense of what it takes to get around in Patagonia as it is through giving a historically contoured view of ... 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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