In Patagonia

By Bruce Chatwin; Nicholas Shakespeare (Introduction by)
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780142437193, 204pp.)

Publication Date: March 2003

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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.

About the Author
Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989), ecrivain britannique, a ete un des principaux experts d'art chez Sotheby's avant de se consacrer a l'ecriture. Il est l'auteur de nombreux livres dont certains ont connu un succes mondial: "En Patagonie" (Grasset, 1977), "Le Vice-roi de Ouidah" (Grasset,1980). Ses ouvrages ont suscite l'admiration de grands ecrivains comme Hans Magnus Enzensberger et Salman Rushdie. L'integralite de son uvre a paru chez Grasset.

Nicholas Shakespeare's books have been translated into twenty languages. They include The Vision of Elena Silves, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and The Dancer Upstairs, which was made into a film of the same name by John Malkovich. His nonfiction includes the critically acclaimed authorized biography of Bruce Chatwin. Shakespeare is married with two sons and lives in Oxford.
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