Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin

Book - 1999
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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.

"From the Trade Paperback edition.""

Publisher: London : Harvill in association with Jonathan Cape, 1999
ISBN: 9781860465444
1860465447
Branch Call Number: ANF 823.914
Characteristics: xii,591 p.,[24] p. of plates : ill., geneal. table,ports. ; 24 cm

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