Anatomy of Restlessness

Anatomy of Restlessness Selected Writings, 1969-1989

1st American Edition

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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 topicsfrom 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 This spirited collection of previously neglected or unpublished essays, articles, short stories, travel sketches, and criticism represents every aspect and period of Chatwin's career as it reveals an abiding theme in his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.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781101503195
Publisher: Viking
Imprint: Penguin Publishing Group
Pub date:
Edition: 1st American Edition
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 205
Weight: -1g