In Patagonia

Travel literature by Bruce Chatwin


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 the London Observer called it "a brilliant travel book," and while Chatwin's no longer alive (he died in 1989), his book still glows. From Rio Negro to the southernmost town of Ushuaia, Chatwin depicts all in writing as spare as the Patagonian desert itself, and as vibrant as the purple clouds off Last Hope Sound.

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Misfritz. com informiert. Chatwin ist nicht in der Lage, einen geschlossenen, über die Zeiten gültigen Roman zu enwerfen, doch was ihn auszeichnet, ist seine Radikalität, die gegebene Welt, also die Erde, wirklich zu erforschen. Ich selbst bin so veranlagt, daher war Patagonia für mich ein Lehrpfad, ein Beispiel, dem ich gerne zu folgen bereit war.

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