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Award-winning novelist Nicholas Shakespeare has written the definitive biography of one of the most influential literary figures of our time: Bruce Chatwin, whose works' strangely compelling combination of research, first-hand experience, myth, and mystification may have been the real substance of his seemingly contradictory life.

Chatwin' s first book, In Patagonia, became an international bestseller, revived the art of travel writing, and inspired a generation to set out in search of adventure. Chatwin became a celebrity, while remaining a conundrum. With little formal education, he had become a director of Sotheby' s. An avid collector, he eschewed material things and revered the nomadic life. Married for twenty-three years, he had male lovers throughout the world. And only at his death did his personal myth fail him. Nicholas Shakespeare, who was given unrestricted access to his papers, spent eight years retracing Chatwin' s steps and interviewing the people who knew him. The result is a biography that is at once sympathetic and revelatory.

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Award-winning novelist Shakespeare has written the definitive biography of one of the most influential literary figures of our time: Bruce Chatwin, whose works' strangely compelling combination of research, first-hand experience, myth, and mystification may have been the real substance of his seemingly contradictory life. of photos.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [601]-602) and index.

About the Author

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE is the author of The Vision of Elena Silves, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award; The High Flyer, for which he was nominated one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in 1993; and The Dancer Upstairs, chosen by the American Library Association as the Best Novel of 1997. He grew up in the Far East and South America, and now lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385498302
Editor:
Shakespeare, Nicholas
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Shakespeare, Nicholas
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Specific Groups - Male Gay Studies
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Travel in literature
Subject:
Travelers' writings, English.
Edition Description:
1st Anchor Books ed.
Series Volume:
2001-12
Publication Date:
July 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
8.03x5.22x1.38 in. 1.35 lbs.

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