Bruce Chatwin
September 25, 2009, 10:25 am
Filed under: Books, Wilderness Heroes

Best known for his travel writings and essays Bruce Chatwin was a failed archeologist turned author. He is probably best known for his books / travelogues, The Songlines and In Patagonia. The accounts of his journeys and experiences explore the essential relationship between culture and ecology.

Known for religiously writing and keeping notes in his notebook, similar to that of  a Moleskine. When the manufacture of the notebook he favored went out of business he went to a store and bought all the company’s remaining stock. He once said about his notes, “To lose a passport was the least of one’s worries. To lose a notebook was a catastrophe.”

My brother gifted me a copy of The Songlines a few years ago, thanks brother.


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I carried In Patagonia with me all along my own Patagonian odyssey. Its a great read and a wonderful window into culture and personal adventure.

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