Under the Sun

Under the Sun : The Letters of Bruce Chatwin

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 554 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 35.56mm | 476.27g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143120387
  • 9780143120384
  • 979,571

About Bruce Chatwin

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."show more

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