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Anatomy of Restlessness:Selected Writings 1969-1989 Paperback – 30 Jul 1998
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About the Author
Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989) was the author of In Patagonia, The Viceroy of Ouidah, On the Black Hill, The Songlines, and Utz. His other books are What Am I Doing Here and Anatomy of Restlessness, posthumous anthologies of shorter works, and Far Journeys, a collection of his photographs that also includes selections from his travel notebooks.
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It's a great shame Bruce Chatwin died young. I was inspired by him to go on my own to India at the age of 50 after breast cancer, to find out about my distant relative. In Patagonia got me there and it kept me there. I'm so glad I faced my fears and went, I've been back twice since then to different areas - Kolkata, Kurseong, Mumbai twice, Coimabore, Kerala, Kaniyakamuri
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And maybe this collection isn't so incoherent after all. The texts gain coherence from Chatwin's ever returning themes, a.o. restlessness and rootlessness (united in his preoccupation with Nomadism), and above all Chatwin's writing style, which is abundantly present in all texts. All texts benefit from a Chatwin flavour.
I really enjoyed this book. I can't imagine haven't read the autobiographical sketches `I always wanted to go to Patagonia' or `A place to hang your hat', the review `Abel the nomad' or the three texts gathered in part III "The Nomadic Alternative". These texts are classic Chatwin texts, if you would ask me.
The 'Songlines' might be more epic, 'In Patagonia' more odd, but 'Anatomy of Restlessness' is incontestable Chatwin's most charming book. Very charming, indeed.
Not the greatest of books, but certainly not a failure or something a big fan should miss.
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