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In Patagonia

Number of page: 240
Author: ruce Chatwin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101503140
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Category: Travel

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 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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About The Author

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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  • Joseph MckennaJoseph Mckenna
    Review: In Patagonia (Penguin Classics) Chatwin’s Patagonia is an incredible mix of history, sociology, and travel anecdotes. There are not many narratives that weave in and out of tales of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Giant Sloths
  • MichaelMichael
    Review: In Patagonia (Penguin Classics) A singular travel book. Less about giving you a sense of place through a lay of the land or a sense of what it takes to get around in Patagonia as it is through giving a historically contoured view of
  • JimJim
    Review: In Patagonia (Penguin Classics) This is the third time I have read this classic by the late Bruce Chatwin. While purporting to be an episodic treatment of various past and present individuals who have been drawn into the orbit of
  • JenJen
    Review: In Patagonia (Penguin Classics) This is the second time I’ve read this novel and it was a far more successful read than the first. Previously I was bored to tears by it, but I was also a college freshman without much in the way of
  • skyeskye
    Review: In Patagonia (Penguin Classics) This wasn’t at all what I expected, but truly an amazing book. Very much a new genre (at least to me). Also extremely enjoyable to read just after I was in Patagonia for a couple weeks, and a friend
  • NancyNancy
    Review: In Patagonia (Penguin Classics) Fascinated by Patagonia since an early childhood lust for Grandma’s scrap of hairy Giant Sloth skin, Chatwin’s also intrigued by odd miners and the log cabin built by Butch Cassidy in Cholila. In 1977
  • RyanRyan
    Review: In Patagonia (Penguin Classics) I expected a focus on the physical landscape, but this looks at Patagonia through the human and mythological landscape. Unfolds as sort of a Canterbury Tales, a skein of interwoven stories. The best
  • Todd JohnsonTodd Johnson
    Review: In Patagonia (Penguin Classics) I went in expecting On the Road in Patagonia and it couldn’t have been more different. A nice collection of travel stories and history, probably best for people with an interest in Patagonian history
  • MichaelMichael
    Review: In Patagonia (Penguin Classics) Bruce Chatwin was a sort-of journalist who in the 1970’s took a trip to Patagonia. This book relates Chatwin’s journey in a series of about 90 spartan episodes. Chatwin had a knack for finding odd
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