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The author of the book: Bruce Chatwin
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 615 KB
Edition: Quinteto
Date of issue: July 2007
ISBN: 8495971518
ISBN 13: 9788495971517

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Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989) fue, durante una década, uno de los niños mimados de Sotheby's, la prestigiosa casa de subastas de Londres. Gracias a la pericia de su ojo experto hizo una carrera brillante en contra de su propia voluntad.Unas Navidades despertó en casa de un amigo completamente ciego. Su médico, a sabiendas de que no se trataba de nada orgánico, le recomendó un viaje, «horizontes más amplios». Así partió a Sudán, para reponerse de lo que parecía una crisis nerviosa y vocacional. Se quedó en aquel país africano más de cuatro meses y, de alguna manera, nunca más volvió. Su pasión por los viajes y su extraño talento literario, sólo comparables a su extraordinaria imaginación, han proporcionado algunas de las páginas más inteligentes y conmovedoras de la literatura contemporánea.Dejó seis libros terminados antes de su muerte: En la Patagonia, El virrey de Ouidah, Colina negra, Los trazos de la canción, Utz y ¿Qué hago yo aquí?, todos ellos publicados por Muchnik Editores. Completó Utz, su última novela, en su lecho enfermo, cuando el sida le había quitado gran parte de sus fuerzas. Si bien tuvo tiempo de introducir correcciones en el primer manuscrito, la enfermedad le impidió pulir cuanto deseaba esta obra que, en cierto modo, es un autorretrato en negativo.

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Ebook En la Patagonia read Online! Charles Bruce Chatwin was an English novelist and travel writer. He won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel On the Black Hill (1982). In 1972, Chatwin interviewed the 93-year-old architect and designer Eileen Gray in her Paris salon, where he noticed a map of the area of South America called Patagonia, which she had painted. "I've always wanted to go there," Bruce told her. "So have I," she replied, "go there for me." Two years later in November 1974, Chatwin flew out to Lima in Peru, and reached Patagonia a month later. When he arrived, he left the newspaper with a telegram: "Have gone to Patagonia." He spent six months in the area, a trip which resulted in the book In Patagonia (1977). This work established his reputation as a travel writer. Later, however, residents in the region contradicted the account of events depicted in Chatwin's book. It was the first time in his career, but not the last, that conversations and characters which Chatwin presented as fact were alleged to have been fictionalised. Later works included a novel based on the slave trade, The Viceroy of Ouidah, which he researched with extended stays in Benin, West Africa. For The Songlines (1987), a work combining fiction and non-fiction, Chatwin went to Australia. He studied the culture to express how the songs of the Aborigines are a cross between a creation myth, an atlas and an Aboriginal man's personal story. He also related the travelling expressed in The Songlines to his own travels and the long nomadic past of humans. Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, his novel On the Black Hill (1982) was set closer to home, in the hill farms of the Welsh Borders. It focuses on the relationship between twin brothers, Lewis and Benjamin, who grow up isolated from the course of twentieth century history. Utz (1988), was a novel about the obsession that leads people to collect. Set in Prague, the novel details the life and death of Kaspar Utz, a man obsessed with his collection of Meissen porcelain. Chatwin was working on a number of new ideas for future novels at the time of his death from AIDS in 1989, including a transcontinental epic, provisionally titled Lydia Livingstone.


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