In Patagonia

In Patagonia

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by Bruce Chatwin
     
 

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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

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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.

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“A book to stand on the shelf with Graham Greene, Somerset Maugham, and Paul Theroux.” —The New York Times Book Review“Bruce Chatwin joins the ranks of the great British travel writers with In Patagonia.” —The Washington Post
New York Times Book Review
...[T]he ur-text of contemporary travel writing...[an] intoxicating mix of adventure and erudition...
NY Times Book Review
...[T]he ur-text of contemporary travel writing...[an] intoxicating mix of adventure and erudition...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142437193
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/14/2003
Series:
Classics Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
229,592
Product dimensions:
5.09(w) x 7.73(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“A book to stand on the shelf with Graham Greene, Somerset Maugham, and Paul Theroux.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Bruce Chatwin joins the ranks of the great British travel writers with In Patagonia.” —The Washington Post

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