In Patagonia (Broché)

Bruce Chatwin

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  • Paru le : 01/09/2006
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In Patagonia is a quest or a Wonder Voyage. It is about wandering and exile. Bruce Chatwin travels to a remote country in search of a strange beast and, in the course of his travels, describes his encounters with the people whose fascinating stories delay him on the road.
  • Date de parution : 01/09/2006
  • Editeur : Arrow Books
  • Collection : vintage classics
  • ISBN : 0-09-976951-4
  • EAN : 9780099769514
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 260 pages
  • Poids : 0.23 Kg
  • Dimensions : 13,0 cm × 20,0 cm × 1,8 cm

Biographie de Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin was born in Sheffield in 1940. After attending Marlborough School he began work as a porter at Sotheby's. Eight years later, having become one of Sotheby's youngest directors, he abandoned his job to pursue his passion for world travel. Between 1972 and 1975 he worked for the Sunday Times, before announcing his next departure in a telegram: `Gone to Patagonia for six months.' This trip inspired the first of Chatwin's books, In Patagonia, which won the Hawthornden Prize and the E.M.
Forster award and launched his writing career. Two of his books have been made into feature films: The Viceroy o( Ouidah (retitled Cobra Verde), directed by Werner Herzog, and Andrew Grieve's On The Black Hill. On publication The Songlines went straight to No. 1 in the Sunday Times bestseller list and stayed in the top ten for nine months. His novel, Utz, was shortlisted for the 1988 Booker Prize.
He died in January 1989.

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