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Under the Sun

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SUNNY DAY Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin .

Under the Sun

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
59985
publisher:
Viking
genre:
Nonfiction

We gave it a B+

In his famous travel books, including In Patagonia and The Songlines, British journalist Bruce Chatwin was a beguiling storyteller with a seductive literary style who created an attractively elusive, adventurous character named ”Bruce Chatwin.” The selected, edited, annotated letters of Under the Sun still keep plenty hidden. But they go a long way toward revealing the complicated man who charmed and confounded, reported and embellished, and blurred the contours of his sexuality: Married but rarely at home with his wife, he died in 1989 at the age of 48 of the AIDS he publicly denied. B+

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