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In Patagonia (Penguin Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780142437193
ISBN10: 0142437190
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Staff Pick

A masterpiece of travel, history and adventure, this award-winning book captures the spirit of the land, history, wildlife, and people of Patagonia.
Recommended by the Travel Team, Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

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 Chatwins 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.

Synopsis:

In Patagonia is Bruce Chatwin's exquisite account of his journey through "the uttermost part of the earth," that stretch of land at the southern tip of South America, where bandits were once made welcome and Charles Darwin formed part of his "survival of the fittest" theory. Chatwin's evocative descriptions, notes on the odd history of the region, and enchanting anecdotes make In Patagonia an exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land. An instant classic upon publication in 1977, In Patagonia remains a masterwork of literature.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-204).

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.

Table of Contents

In Patagonia Introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare

In Patagonia

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Mick, January 17, 2008 (view all comments by Mick)
It's been called a great travel book, and it is, and it's more than that. It's insights into life in Patagonia, which is way down south in South America. Chatwin is a walker and a collector of tales, insights, folklore, and conversations. He provides interesting snippets of lives in this remote part of the world, and he writes it all impeccably.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142437193
Introduction:
Shakespeare, Nicholas
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Shakespeare, Nicholas
Introduction:
Shakespeare, Nicholas
Author:
Chatwin, Bruce
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Chatwin, Bruce
Subject:
Patagonia
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Patagonia (argentina and chile)
Subject:
Chatwin, Bruce - Travel -
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
156-158
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.92x4.98x.60 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 240 pages Penguin Books - English 9780142437193 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

A masterpiece of travel, history and adventure, this award-winning book captures the spirit of the land, history, wildlife, and people of Patagonia.

"Synopsis" by , In Patagonia is Bruce Chatwin's exquisite account of his journey through "the uttermost part of the earth," that stretch of land at the southern tip of South America, where bandits were once made welcome and Charles Darwin formed part of his "survival of the fittest" theory. Chatwin's evocative descriptions, notes on the odd history of the region, and enchanting anecdotes make In Patagonia an exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land. An instant classic upon publication in 1977, In Patagonia remains a masterwork of literature.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-204).
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