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It had dazzled and worried me. The author, allegedly inspired by schoolboy ponderings over the safest place in a post-nuclear war world and childhood atlas voyages, travels to Patagonia and travels around Welsh settlers, hunts for prehistoric mega beasts said to survive in the wilderness view spoiler [ as apparently they do her and there if you believe een the tales that are told hide spoiler ] and generally comments on the history and cultures of the region.

What Chatwin does do is spend a good deal of time recounting tales of those who have left their mark on Patagonia; mainly European types who settled there in the nineteenth century. He bolted from the Sunday Times to Patagonia. By the time I came across Chatwin, he chztwin 36 and had done all these things.

Somehow my persuasion worked and we took the last boat of the season out of Patagonia to a place that was unlike any other I’ve ever been. En los setenta Chatwin hace turismo en la patagonia buscando los pasos de un ;atagonia pariente. Most of the characters I have not heard about before, ever. For the next two hours he was my Patagonia.

In Patagonia

The reader discovers very little about Chatwin himself and how he relates to those he meets. This gives the book its brisk pace but confounds any sense of time or space, a curious effect given the vastness of Patagonia.


Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Will try to get to Songlines a bit sooner than this now I have found a copy. Where the book fails, though, is that this is not a personal story at all. One of his biographers, Nicholas Murraycalled In Patagonia “one of the most strikingly original postwar English travel pqtagonia [9] and said that it revitalised the genre of travel writing. He visits the Welsh community and remnants of communities from other European nations.

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In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin

She had once seen Venice and the Bridge of Sighs. I bought In Patagonia and went down th Suffering from emotional bumps and bruises I needed a holiday. The people he photographed and named felt that they had been exploited and betrayed when they learned of their presence in these pages.

Kind of the way I ride my bike up a hill! There was no sound but the wind, whirring through thorns and whistling through dead grass, and no other sign of life but a hawk, and a black beetle easing over white stones.

Chatwin gives a good portray of Patagonia, enhanced or not, and this book is worth reading.

In Patagonia | Bruce Chatwin – Adelphi Edizioni

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Open Preview See a Problem? Chatwin deals exclusively with the European immigrants of een nationalities and some Americans in his travels around Patagonia. The Patagonian section, from Bariloche to Cabo Virgenes, stretches for some 1, miles and skirts the Andes and many of the most beautiful lakes imaginable.


Every morning, he arrived having cut — but often having also added another episode; stories kept spilling out of him. He intersperses descriptions of the places he visits with anecdotes about the people he meets and about historical figures such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid who had also found their way to this remote part of the world. The story focuses on eccentrics and adventurous people, suggesting that the remote and wild country attracts and breeds them.

Patagonia: In the footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

InChatwin was hired by the Sunday Times Magazine as an adviser on art and architecture. It was cold and gray but I was in San Francisco. The spur for his journey was a piece of dinosaur skin remembered from his childhood – he goes in search of the mythical beast and to find evidence of the relative who sent the skin home.

Finished a couple of nights ago with this fascinating book. The appeal is the every-man prose. Complaints from people mentioned in the book revealed that the literary result was fictionalised view spoiler [ shock and horror that a literary writer is not as it turns out a court reporter hide spoiler ].

I just need to transfer them from my written notepad. This book was a special treat to me as a unique form a travel writing. The resulting book, published inlaunched his career and reinvigorated late 20th-century travel writing.