Introduction by nicholas shakespeare in december 1974 the 34 year old bruce chatwin departed buenos aires on the night bus south beginning a journey that would transform a truant journalist to one of the most stylish and original travel writers of the late twentieth century. In patagonia penguin classics bruce chatwin nicholas shakespeare on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the masterpiece of travel writing that revolutionized the genre and made its author famous overnight an exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far off. In the 501 must read books list this is included as a travel book i think this is a bit off the title gives a hint its in patagonia the preposition in makes a lot of difference bruce chatwin did not make a lot of description of the various places he had been in patagonia when he started travelling there in 1974. Nicholas shakespeares introduction to the book is excellent and the book itself is one you will never forget i read it this time for pleasure but will read it again someday to unravel some of its mysteries there are too many names and dates and places to absorb on a first encounter with in patagonia
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