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Winding Paths
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  • Published: 5 November 1999
  • ISBN: 9780224060509
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $49.99

Winding Paths

Photographs by Bruce Chatwin


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A new (and much larger) collection of Bruce Chatwin's photographs.

Throughout his travels, Bruce Chatwin took thousands of photographs. They demonstrate his legendary `eye' at its best, showing an extraordinary sense of colour and surface, an ability to find beauty in the most mundane of objects or prosaic of places. This new collection of his photographs, much larger than PHOTOGRAPHS AND NOTEBOOKS, is edited and introduced by Roberto Calasso.

  • Pub date: 5 November 1999
  • ISBN: 9780224060509
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $49.99

About the Author

Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin was born in Sheffield in 1940. After attending Marlborough School he began work as a porter at Sotheby's. Eight years later, having become one of Sotheby's youngest directors, he abandoned his job to pursue his passion for world travel. Between 1972 and 1975 he worked for the Sunday Times, before announcing his next departure in a telegram: 'Gone to Patagonia for six months.' This trip inspired the first of Chatwin's books, In Patagonia, which won the Hawthornden Prize and the E.M. Forster Award and launched his writing career. Two of his books have been made into feature films: The Viceroy of Ouidah (retitled Cobra Verde), directed by Werner Herzog, and Andrew Grieve's On the Black Hill. On publication The Songlines went straight to Number 1 in the Sunday Times bestseller list and remained in the top ten for nine months. On the Black Hill won the Whitbread First Novel Award while his novel Utz was nominated for the 1988 Booker Prize. He died in January 1989, aged forty-eight.

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