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May 13, 2013

Chasing Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin    (1940 - 1989)

Bruce Chatwin
(1940 – 1989)

On this day in 1940 Bruce Chatwin was born. With five genre-bending books in a dozen years, Chatwin is regarded by some as one of the most important writers in the last part of the twentieth century. Many who knew him describe a compelling but enigmatic personality, one easy to lose “in a din of bright lights and colours, incessant chatter and a crowded address book where Jackie Onassis is listed next to an Oryx herder.”

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