Under the Sun by Bruce Chatwin
The Letters of Bruce Chatwin

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"Wonderful...the closest we are ever going to get to a Chatwin autobiography."
-William Dalrymple, The Times Literary Supplement (London)

The celebrated author of such beloved works as In Patagonia and The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin was a nomad whose desire for adventure and enlightenment was made wholly evident by his writing. This marvelous selection of letters-to his wife, to his parents, and to friends, including Patrick Leigh Fermor, James Ivory, and Paul Theroux- reveals a passionate man and a storyteller par excellence. Written with the verve and sharpness of expression that first marked him as an author of singular talent, Chatwin's letters provide a window into his remarkable life and strikingly detailed insights regarding his literary ambitions and tastes.


 

About Bruce Chatwin

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Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989) was the author of In Patagonia, The Viceroy of Ouidah, On the Black Hill, The Songlines, and Utz. His other books are What Am I Doing Here and Anatomy of Restlessness, posthumous anthologies of shorter works, and Far Journeys, a collection of his photographs that also includes selections from his travel notebooks.
 
Published February 17, 2011 by Penguin Books. 563 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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The letters of the travel writer Bruce Chatwin (and commentary by his wife) annotate a self-absorbed life.

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The Wall Street Journal

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Bruce Chatwin's letters depict his evolution from a narcissistic know-it-all to an exacting and original writer.

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Under The Sun: The Letters Of Bruce Chatwin, edited by Elizabeth Chatwin and Nicholas Shakespeare (Jonathan Cape, £25), gives flesh to the glittering creation that was the late Chatwin.

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