Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin

Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin

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By (author) Bruce Chatwin, Edited by Nicholas Shakespeare, Edited by Elizabeth Chatwin

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Paperback | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 36mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 31 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143120387
  • ISBN 13: 9780143120384
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 678,674

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"Wonderful...the closest we are ever going to get to a Chatwin autobiography." -William Dalrymple, "The Times Literary Supplement" (London)The celebrated author of such beloved works as "In Patagonia" and "The Songlines," Bruce Chatwin was a nomad whose desire for adventure and enlightenment was made wholly evident by his writing. This marvelous selection of letters-to his wife, to his parents, and to friends, including Patrick Leigh Fermor, James Ivory, and Paul Theroux- reveals a passionate man and a storyteller par excellence. Written with the verve and sharpness of expression that first marked him as an author of singular talent, Chatwin's letters provide a window into his remarkable life and strikingly detailed insights regarding his literary ambitions and tastes.

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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.