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Patagonia Revisited

Chatwin, Bruce and Paul Theroux

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ISBN 10: 039538401X / ISBN 13: 9780395384015
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1986
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Fine in just about fine dust jacket (one tiny dent at spine). Based on a talk the two writers gave for the Royal Geographical Society. A small, elegant book. 62 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 2364

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Title: Patagonia Revisited

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Kyffin Williams

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First American edition

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Since its discovery by Magellan in 1520, Patagonia was known as a country of black fogs and whirlwinds at the end of the inhabited world. It immediately lodged itself in the imagination as a metaphor for "the ultimate", the point beyond which one could not go. In this book, Chatwin and Theroux join forces to explores the instances in which the "final capes of exile" have affected the literary imagination, and to track down some of the extraordinary travellers, past and present, from W.H. Hudson, to Captain Joshua Slocum and Butch Cassidy. Paul Theroux has won the Whitbread Literary Award. This book had its origins in an entertainment the writers gave for The Royal Geographical Society, at a time when Theroux was following Chatwin's "In Patagonia" with "The Old Patagonian Express".

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