Under the Sun

Under the Sun

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qWonderful...the closest we are ever going to get to a Chatwin autobiography.q -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.An average of a€“ 4 parties a day, 4 times the work. 4 hours sleep 4 times as expensive a€“ and Ia#39;m fine. B Eager ... He meant to leave us in charge of the tanker until his return two days hence. A gale was blowing, billowing sand in our faces and blotting out parts of the road. We did ... A posse of Land Rovers driven by dashing Afghans then gave us a lift. ... Demand for lunch produced a triumphant smile. Yesanbsp;...

Title:Under the Sun
Author:Bruce Chatwin
Publisher:Penguin - 2011-02-17


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