(22 Sep 1988)

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Chatwin's novel tells the story of Kaspar Utz, one-quarter Jewish, whose obsessive collecting and aesthetic contemplation of Meissen porcelain, is set against the turbulent and traumatic events in Czechoslovakia during this century.;Films have been made of two of Bruce Chatwin's books, "The Viceroy of Ouidah" ("Cobra Verde", directed by Werner Herzog) and the eponymous "On the Black Hill". He has also written two other works "The Songlines" and "In Patagonia".

Book information

ISBN: 9780224026086
Publisher: Cape
Imprint: Cape
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 19
Language: English
Weight: 364g
Height: 220mm
Width: 140mm