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Bruce Chatwin
Bruce Chatwin reinvented British travel writing with his first book, In Patagonia, and followed it with many travel books and novels, each unique and extraordinary. He died in 1989. show more

Bruce Chatwin reinvented British travel writing with his first book, In Patagonia, and followed it with many travel books and novels, each unique and extraordinary. He died in 1989.
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Birth date: May 13, 1940
Died: January 18, 1989
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 year ago
(Original Review, 1988-05-15)I’ve been reading “The Songlines” by Bruce Chatwin for the past couple of days, which I’m really enjoying at about the halfway point. It’s a travel book, I suppose, about Chatwin’s experiences in the Australian Outback learning of Aboriginal culture and their belief in ‘...
ReaderMarija's Reviews
ReaderMarija's Reviews rated it 3 years ago
Bruce Chatwin’s book has much to offer readers of multiple disciplines…the historian, the travel reader, readers of literature and those who simply enjoy the personal anecdotes of memoirs and autobiographies. One of the reasons why Chatwin’s book can have such a broad interest is his writing styl...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it 4 years ago
This rather eclectic collection of Chatwin's writings is simply a great read and a suitable homage to his craft. The breadth of his travel and experience is made to seem almost ordinary, when clearly the writer was anything but. This was my first reading of Chatwin and was purely by chance that the ...
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it 4 years ago
3,5 stars, rounded up. I consider teaching Songlines, and, unwilling to spend money on Nicholas Shakespeare's biography of Chatwin, picked up this collection instead. It turned out to be a good resource, tracing the development of Chatwin's ideas, especially On the Black Hill and Songlines (the latt...
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it 4 years ago
It left me lukewarm, compared to Chatwin's collected letters, which are more informative and consistently rather amusing. The first section, Horreur du domicile, is OK; the second, Stories, quite unremarkable; the third, The Nomadic Alternative, quite redundant if you know the letters; Reviews - mig...
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