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The Resource Bruce Chatwin, Nicholas Shakespeare

Bruce Chatwin, Nicholas Shakespeare

Label
Bruce Chatwin
Title
Bruce Chatwin
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Shakespeare
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bruce Chatwin burst onto the literary landscape in 1977 with In Patagonia, which quickly became one of the most influential travel books of the twentieth century. The books that followed - The Viceroy of Ouidah, On the Black Hill, The Songlines, and Utz - confirmed his status as a major writer able to reinvent himself constantly. And the life he led successfully established him as one of the most charismatic and elusive literary figures of our time." "Beautiful to behold, charming, intelligent, a writer of exquisite prose, Chatwin was welcome in every society - from the most glamorous patrons of Sotheby's, where he held his first job, to the remote tribes of Africa. He was a thinker of striking originality, a reader of astonishing breadth and depth, and a mesmerizing storyteller." "And yet for all the adoration he received, when Chatwin died of AIDS in 1989, he died an enigma, a panoply of apparently conflicting identities. Married for twenty-three years to his American wife, Elizabeth, he was also an active homosexual. A socialite who loved to regale his rich and famous friends with uproariously funny stories about his travels and the people he met on them, he was at heart a single-minded loner who explored the limits of extreme solitude." "Nicholas Shakespeare spent eight years traveling across five continents in Chatwin's footsteps. He was given unrestricted access to Chatwin's private notebooks, diaries, and letters, and has gathered evidence from Chatwin's peers, his friends, his family, his hosts, his enemies, and his lovers. The result is this biography, that leads us into Chatwin's world - across all the vast geographic, social, and emotional expanses that he traveled - and into his psyche."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shakespeare, Nicholas
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6053.H395
LC item number
Z88 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chatwin, Bruce
  • Chatwin, Bruce
  • Travelers' writings, English
  • Travelers
  • Authors, English
Label
Bruce Chatwin, Nicholas Shakespeare
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Harvill in assocation with Jonathan Cape, c1999
Bar code
31223052607554
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [601]-602) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed. in the United States of America.
Extent
xiv, 618 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385498296
Lccn
99036474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., geneal. tables
System control number
876619270
Label
Bruce Chatwin, Nicholas Shakespeare
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Harvill in assocation with Jonathan Cape, c1999
Bar code
31223052607554
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [601]-602) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed. in the United States of America.
Extent
xiv, 618 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385498296
Lccn
99036474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., geneal. tables
System control number
876619270

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