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eBook Nowhere Is a Place: Travels in Patagonia ePub

by Paul Theroux,Jeff Gnass,Bruce Chatwin

  • ISBN: 0871563592
  • Category: Travel Writing
  • Subcategory: Travels
  • Author: Paul Theroux,Jeff Gnass,Bruce Chatwin
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sierra Club Books; Reissue edition (March 1, 1995)
  • Pages: 109
  • ePub book: 1482 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1328 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 240

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Theroux and Chatwin trace the history and literary impact of the wild, desolate South American region; includes 55 color . Not to worry - there are other books for those other places

Theroux and Chatwin trace the history and literary impact of the wild, desolate South American region; includes 55 color photos by Jeff Gnass. Not to worry - there are other books for those other places. Likewise, Nowhere is a Place avoided one of the unpleasant realities that has been present since it was first published, that "Patagonia is fenced. I recognised many of the places in this book (some are quite close to my house), and most of them are not far from very modern roads, trails, coffee, and yes, cattle and sheep and fences.

Both the late Chatwin ( In Patagonia ) and Theroux ( The Old Patagonian Express ) have already recounted their . And likewise I regret that Nowhere is a Place seems to be out of print.

Both the late Chatwin ( In Patagonia ) and Theroux ( The Old Patagonian Express ) have already recounted their individual experiences in this still-wild, sparsely inhabited and little-visited spot in Chile's Tierra del Duego. The photographs are mostly splendid.

Bruce Chatwin’ (with Melvyn Bragg). In The South Bank Show, London Weekend Television, 7 November 1982. An interview with Bruce Chatwin’ (with Michael Ignatieff). In Granta no. 21: 'The Story-teller’, Cambridge: Granta publications Ltd, Spring 1987, pp. 23-37. Heard Between the Songlines’ (with Michael Davie).

Nowhere Is a Place book.

Patagonia Revisited (1985) Paul Theroux foreword & photographs new to this e. Bibliographic Details. Title: Nowhere Is a Place, travels in Patagonia. Publication Date: 1992. Illustrator: Jeff Gnass.

Patagonia Revisited (1985) Paul Theroux foreword & photographs new to this ed. 1st prtg. brwn boards, unclipped color photo illus dj, exc unread, gift cond, clean & bright; many full pg color photos, 109 pp. at the book's conclusion, notes on each photograph by the photographer taken on 3 trips to Patagonia. Bookseller Inventory RB3881. Ask Seller a Question. Publisher: Yolla Bolly Press, Sierra Club Books, San Francisco. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine.

Bruce Chatwin, Paul Theroux. Travels in Patagonia. Nowhere Is a Place Close. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove Nowhere Is a Place from your list? Nowhere Is a Place. Published March 1995 by Sierra Club Books for Children.

Includes 100 color photos. Theroux's introduction, Chatwin Revisited, conveys his late friend's coy but adventurous spirit.

This thoughtful, captivating book presents two of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time recounting their impressions of. .Includes 100 color photos

This thoughtful, captivating book presents two of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time recounting their impressions of one of the most remote and haunting places on Earth-Patagonia, the desolate southern region of South America. Includes 100 color photos. Theroux's introduction, "Chatwin Revisited," conveys his late friend's coy but adventurous spirit.

This thoughtful, captivating book presents two of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time recounting their impressions of one of the most remote and haunting places on Earth--Patagonia, the desolate southern region of South America. Includes 100 color photos. Theroux's introduction, "Chatwin Revisited," conveys his late friend's coy but adventurous spirit.

Comments

energy breath energy breath
beautiful photos/poetically written/love this book and the care that was put into this piece of art/fabulous! chatwin left us way too soon/this book and the writings took my breath away to the point of feeling like i was right there/not many writers have that craft/i originally was given this book years ago and couldn't find it/sad/so, i ordered another/a masterpiece!
Kefrannan Kefrannan
A photo book of Patagonia views....with a little bit of Chatwin quoted here and there. Mostly written by Paul Theroux. If you are a Chatwin fan, why not buy it for a penny or two. If you aren't a Chatwin fan, this isn't the place to start.
LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE
Great Tracy and photos! Enjoying each page as I get ready for a photo adventure to Patagonia!
Fearlessdweller Fearlessdweller
Too much writing and not enough pictures for my purpose, to see what Patagonia looks like.
Kakashkaliandiia Kakashkaliandiia
Excellent quick read that will kindle your curiosity and invite you to explore Patagonia. Wonderful photography.
Morlunn Morlunn
My daughter loves this book!
Gldasiy Gldasiy
My husband was very impressed with the writing in this book, in addition to the incredible photographs.
The author's love of Patagonia shines through every paragraph.
When I first visited Patagonia in the 1970s, I knew I would someday be back to stay. Now, after more than 20 years of tramping about these austral territories, I only regret I did not come back sooner. And likewise I regret that Nowhere is a Place seems to be out of print. Though coffee-table books on Patagonia continue to proliferate, none has come as close to suggesting the wild heart of this territory as this book. The photographs are mostly splendid.

Let us remember that any book of manageable size on so large a territory is going to fail to cover the terrain, and if you must find faults, one of them is the limited scope. Almost all the text and photos are focused on the southernmost end of Patagonia. Palena, Aysén, and the corresponding parts of the Argentine side are, as someone mentioned, inconspicuously absent. Not to worry - there are other books for those other places. Likewise, Nowhere is a Place avoided one of the unpleasant realities that has been present since it was first published, that "Patagonia is fenced." I recognised many of the places in this book (some are quite close to my house), and most of them are not far from very modern roads, trails, coffee, and yes, cattle and sheep and fences. Even the famous Torres del Paine national park, that figures in many of the great photos, still shows its cattle-ranching legacy to those willing to look (a large part of the park is on private land, and ....fenced). So enjoy the false but pleasant impressions that these great pictures offer.

The title is of course a contradiction, and contradiction runs through the text, mostly invisible to the casual and uncritical reader. Many of the quotes seem to be from people who have never traveled extensively into southern Patagonia (like Theroux) but who can pen a convincing but gauzy little story. The Chatwin snippets go down easily, and despite his tendencies to embellish, at least he did spend a great deal of time getting to know parts of Patagonia. We can't say the same for Paul Theroux's superficial visit, though at least his usual famously inane bickering (as remembered in his Old Patagonian Express) doesn't often get in the way of the appreciation of the photos.

Over the years I've bought perhaps a dozen copies of this book, mostly to give away as gifts. It's been nearly impossible to buy a copy in the land where these pictures were taken. If you can find a good, clean copy, then buy this book. Then keep it in a safe corner, pulling it out to admire and cherish once in a while, as you might review a handsome picture of yourself from many years earlier, as someone you are no longer. As someone, in reality, that you never really were, except in the narrowest confinement of your foggiest pre-waking imaginings.