In this personal selection of stories and travelogues, Chatwin reveals part of himself as he looks at the world populated by the wise, the misguided, the beautiful and the bizarre. It follows his view of the world through situations; he abandoned his job to pursue his passion for world travel. Bruce Chatwin's last novel "Utz" was shortlisted for ...
In this personal selection of stories and travelogues, Chatwin reveals part of himself as he looks at the world populated by the wise, the misguided, the beautiful and the bizarre. It follows his view of the world through situations; he abandoned his job to pursue his passion for world travel. Bruce Chatwin's last novel "Utz" was shortlisted for the 1988 Booker fiction prize. He has also written "The Viceroy of Ouidah" and "On the Black Hill", both of which were made into films. His "In Patagonia" won the Hawthornden Prize and the E.M.Forster Award.
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A collection of the writings of Chatwin, better I think to read his books in full. The biography of him by Nicholas Shakespeare is an excellent way to enter the world of this fascinating writer and true British eccentric
Publishers Weekly, 1989-06-23 Whether he is cruising down the Volga, gauging the effects of French colonialism in Algeria or searching for the Yeti (``Abominable Snowman'') in the Himalayas, Chatwin, who died recently, exudes natural curiosity and a nose for adventure. By the author of In Patagonia and The Songlines , this mosaic of travelogues, profiles, semi-fictionalized stories and fragments is an endless feast, rich in small discoveries and larger perceptions of the world. In India, Chatwin investigates the case of a ``wolf-boy'' who survived years living in the wild. In Hong Kong he meets a geomancer, who determines the best site for a building or a marriage bed by aligning it with the Earth's ``dragon-lines.'' There are pieces on art auctioneering, nomads, Afghanistan, a California LSD guru who thinks he's the Savior, power politics in ancient China. There are also perceptive encounters with filmmaker Werner Herzog, Nadezhda Mandelstam, Indira Gandhi, Andre Malraux, couturier Madeleine Vionnet and many others. (Sept.)
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