Under The Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin (Paperback)
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DescriptionBruce Chatwin is one of the most significant British novelists and travel writers of our time. His books have become modern-day classics which defy categorisation, inspired by and reflecting his incredible journeys. Tragically, Chatwin's compelling narrative voice was cut off just as he had found it. 'Bruce had just begun' said his friend, Salman Rushdie, 'we saw only the first act'. But Chatwin left behind a wealth of letters and postcards that he wrote, from his first week at school until shortly before his death at the age of forty-eight. Whether typed on Sotheby's notepaper or hastily scribbled, Chatwin's correspondence reveals more about himself than he was prepared to expose in his books; his health and finances, his literary ambitions and tastes, his uneasiness about his sexual orientation; above all, his lifelong quest for where to live. Comprising material collected over two decades from hundreds of contacts across five continents, Chatwin's letters are a valuable and illuminating record of one of the greatest and most enigmatic writers of the twentieth century.
- Published: 03 October 2011
- Format: Paperback 560 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780099466147 ISBN 10: 0099466147
- Sales rank: 288,851
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Full bibliographic data for Under The Sun
- Under The Sun
- The Letters of Bruce Chatwin
- Authors and contributors
- Physical properties
- Format: Paperback
Number of pages: 560
Width: 129 mm
Height: 198 mm
Thickness: 35 mm
Weight: 395 g
- ISBN 13: 9780099466147
ISBN 10: 0099466147
BIC E4L: BIO
Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
BIC subject category V2: BJ
BISAC V2.8: LCO010000, BIO000000
Libri: BRIE9400, ENGM1077
BIC subject category V2: CVC
Thema V1.0: DNB, DNL
- Edition statement
- Trade Paperback.
- Illustrations note
- Illustrations, ports.