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    DescriptionThe definitive collection of correspondence from a legendary writer, providing new perspectives on his extraordinary life. 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. A man of intense energy and chameleonlike complexity, he was, in his life as in his art, forever in quest of the exotic and the unexpected. He moved at ease within diverse art, literary, and social circles, and his lifelong travels took him to the farthest-flung corners of Asia, Africa, South America, and Australia. This marvelous selection of letters-to his wife, Elizabeth; to his parents, Charles and Margharita; and to friends, including Patrick Leigh Fermor, James Ivory, Paul Theroux, and Susan Sontag-reveals a passionate man and a storyteller par excellence, spinning the narrative of his life from his first week of school to his untimely death. Written with the verve and sharpness of expression that first marked him as a writer of singular talent, Chatwin's letters provide a vivid record of his changing interests and concerns, as well as chronicling his lifelong restlessness and the gestation of his books. "Under the Sun" is the closest readers will get to an autobiography by this exceptional literary talent.


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    Title
    Under the Sun
    Subtitle
    The Letters of Bruce Chatwin
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bruce Chatwin, Edited by Elizabeth Chatwin, Edited by Nicholas Shakespeare
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 554
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780670022465
    ISBN 10: 0670022462
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    DC21: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    BIC subject category V2: DSB
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    BIC subject category V2: BJ
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    DC22: 823/.914
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 11
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BISAC V2.8: LCO011000
    B&T Approval Code: A23305060, P25101670
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PR6053.H395 Z48 2011
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    Illustrations note
    black & white halftones
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    17 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    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.