"The book that redefined travel writing."-"Guardian"
In Patagonia is a quest or a Wonder Voyage. It is about wandering and exile. Bruce Chatwin travels to a remote country in search of a strange beast and, in the course of his travels, describes his encounters with the people whose fascinating stories delay him on the road.
"From the Trade Paperback edition."
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Fascinated by Patagonia ever since an early childhood lust for his Grandma's scrap of hairy Giant Sloth skin, Bruce Chatwin is intrigued by odd miners, Darwin, the Welsh and the log cabin built by Butch Cassidy. From Rio Negro to the southernmost town of Ushuaia, Chatwin depicts all in writing as spare as the Patagonian desert and as vibrant as the purple clouds off Last Hope Sound.Review:
"Elliptical and alive, this is a brilliant travel book" ( Observer)
"It is hard to pin down what makes In Patagonia so unique, but, in the end, it is Chatwin’s brilliant personality that makes it what it is… His form of travel was not about getting from A to B. It was about internal landscapes." ( Sunday Times)
"The chameleon traveller…who wrote books in a genre of their own, and whose life was his own subtlest creation… a complex, flamboyantly gifted and rather tragic figure" (Colin Thubron Guardian)
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 014011291X 100% satisfaction money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # SKU006972
Book Description Penguin Books, 1988. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_014011291X
Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 014011291X FREE Shipping for 1st Class/Media Rate! NEW! I can send expedited rate if you choose; otherwise it will promptly be sent via media rate. Have any questions? Email me; I'm happy to help! We recommend Expedited Shipping to get your book as fast as possible. Bookseller Inventory # SKU101566Z
Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 014011291X Quick--1st Class 2/3 day Ship! Square & tight NEW trade paperback w/ clean & unmarked pages, cover & text. Clean & bright NEW cover/ wrap. Ships within 24 hrs--w/ tracking # and secure packaging to avoid return hassles. (8c21). Bookseller Inventory # BMBNBT7059
Book Description Penguin Books, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Edition Unstated. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX014011291X
Book Description Penguin Books, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 014011291X
Book Description Penguin Books, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11014011291X