In Patagonia Pdf




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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Reviews:

  • miketrollmiketroll
    LibraryThing Review Absorbing travel notes on a remote and little known region of the world.
  • wandering_starwandering_star
    LibraryThing Review Descriptions spare and vivid, but overall style too laconic. Good on descriptions of all the European “exiles” though – highlights the key details of their lives through what they surround themselves with.
  • LucylocketLucylocket
    LibraryThing Review A great travel book. So many amazing people and places. This is really fascinating. I loved the part about the Welsh community.
  • tzelmantzelman
    LibraryThing Review A remote part of the world wih its own ghosts and legends–Chatwin is extroverted and chatty
  • carmilla222carmilla222
    LibraryThing Review I heard that this is considered classic travel writing, and maybe that means that it was groundbreaking once, or that it’s a catalog of things to avoid in the future. In some parts, it reads like a journal, and some parts like a research paper — but none of it is particularly compelling.
  • JBreedloveJBreedlove
    LibraryThing Review A classic in travel literature. If not for a weak ending a certain 4.5 and maybe a r. New place and history, vignettes on peoples lives, great writing that wasn’t focused on himself. Loved the Charley Milward story. Looking forwrd to Songlines.
  • skfskf
    LibraryThing Review I have decided I prefer history to travelogues. Although Bruce Chatwin writes well, I could not interest myself in his travel experiences or the personalities he encountered. However, his historical
  • aaronbaronaaronbaron
    LibraryThing Review This book brings postmodernism to the traditional travelogue, in that rather than a single seamless narrative we get anecdotal splices of events and impressions. At first, this style proved exciting
  • JamieJamie
    Review: In Patagonia (Penguin Classics) It took me a while to warm up to this book, but about a third of the way through it I suddenly found myself enthralled. It is just a string of vignettes, of short tales and impressions that connect or
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