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In Patagonia

By (author) Bruce Chatwin , Introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare

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The masterpiece of travel writing that revolutionized the genre and made its author famous overnight 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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • 25 Mar 2003
  • Penguin Publishing Group
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • 0142437190
  • 9780142437193
  • 32,300

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Author Information

Bruce Chatwin (1940 1989) was the author of "In Patagonia," "The Viceroy of Ouidah," "On the Black Hill," "The Songlines," and "Utz." His other books are "What Am I Doing Here" and" Anatomy of Restlessness," posthumous anthologies of shorter works, and "Far Journeys," a collection of his photographs that also includes selections from his travel notebooks."

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"A book to stand on the shelf with Graham Greene, Somerset Maugham, and Paul Theroux." --The New York Times Book Review"Bruce Chatwin joins the ranks of the great British travel writers with In Patagonia." --The Washington Post

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