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With Chatwin: Portrait of a Writer

With Chatwin: Portrait of a Writer

Author: Susannah Clapp
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Genre: Literary
Few writers have had as many distinct lives as Bruce Chatwin and few have been as compelling in person as in print. Chatwin was a traveller, an aesthete and an anthropologist. In his twenties he was a star at Sotheby's; in his thirties he was a star at the SUNDAY TIMES. A solitary and a socialite; he was always and exotic. He became famous as the person who reinvented travel-writing and when he died in 1989, aged 48, he had published six strikingly varied books. Susannah Clapp's book is not a biography, but collects her own memories of Chatwin and those of his friends, acquaintances and colleagues, with the aim of producing a chronology of the author's life and, more important, of illuminating particular fields of interest. This is not merely a celebratory volume, but a investigatory one, illustrated with photographs of and by Bruce Chatwin.
ISBN: 9780099733713
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