Anatomy of Restlessness

Anatomy of Restlessness Selected Writings 1969-1989

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Synopsis

Although he is best known for his luminous reports from the farthest-flung corners of the earth, Bruce Chatwin possessed a literary sensibility that reached beyond the travel narrative to span a world of topics-from art and antiques to archaeology and architecture. This spirited collection of previously neglected or unpublished essays, articles, short stories, travel sketches, and criticism represents every aspect and period of Chatwin's career as it reveals an abiding theme in his work: his fascination with, and hunger for, the peripatetic existence. While Chatwin's poignant search for a suitable place to "hang his hat," his compelling arguments for the nomadic "alternative," his revealing fictional accounts of exile and the exotic, and his wickedly en pointe social history of Capri prove him to be an excellent observer of social and cultural mores, Chatwin's own restlessness, his yearning to be on the move, glimmers beneath every surface of this dazzling body of work.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140256987
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 183g
Height: 198mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 15mm