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In Patagonia

Bruce Chatwin

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ISBN 10: 0224014196 / ISBN 13: 9780224014199
Published by Jonathan Cape, 1984
Condition: Used: Very Good Hardcover
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Very Good Plus/Very Good, tight clean and unmarked, no age toning or if present very light and uniform, boards excellent and undamaged, dust jacket NOT price-clipped, dj shows light edge wear, light soiling top edge of text block, nice copy of 1984 reprint. Bookseller Inventory # 34360

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Title: In Patagonia

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Very Good

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Synopsis:

Evocative descriptions, notes on the history of the region, and remarkable anecdotes from a remote and starkly beautiful part of the world.

"A travel book to stand on the shelf with Graham Greene, Somerset Maugham, and Paul Theroux." --The New York Times Book Review

Review:

Fascinated by Patagonia since an early childhood lust for Grandma's scrap of hairy Giant Sloth skin, Chatwin's also intrigued by odd miners and the log cabin built by Butch Cassidy in Cholila. In 1977 the London Observer called it "a brilliant travel book," and while Chatwin's no longer alive (he died in 1989), his book still glows. From Rio Negro to the southernmost town of Ushuaia, Chatwin depicts all in writing as spare as the Patagonian desert itself, and as vibrant as the purple clouds off Last Hope Sound.

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