Bruce Chatwin

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Top 10 mirrored lives in fiction
From Oscar Wilde to Daisy Johnson, parallel lives – and what they say about choices and circumstance – have long been a source of fascination and inspiration for novelists

Alex Hyde

23, Mar, 2022 @3:37 PM

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Top 10 queer rural books
Sexual freedom is most often associated with the city, but a small but growing canon including EM Forster and Sarah Waters tells a different story

Mike Parker

17, Jul, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Writers’ wilderness haven split over Brecon Beacons phone mast plan
Novelist Ian McEwan is among literary figures objecting to plans for a 17.5-metre tower

Jamie Doward

15, Sep, 2018 @1:24 PM

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Travel and endless talk connected me to details Chatwin’s Songlines missed | Paul Daley
Bruce Chatwin’s book opened my mind to Indigenous spiritual belief. I’ve since learned to glimpse beyond his take on ‘songlines’

Paul Daley

16, Oct, 2017 @1:43 AM

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‘Dazzling and worrying’: my memories of Bruce Chatwin and In Patagonia
Forty years ago, Chatwin’s debut book transformed travel writing. But just 12 years later, its author was dead. The Observer theatre critic, Chatwin’s editor for that book, reflects on a brief, brilliant career

Susannah Clapp

24, Sep, 2017 @7:30 AM

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Utopian thinking: let’s embrace precariousness as the road to security | Tom Whyman
Bruce Chatwin understood how ‘civilisation’ represses our need to wander. The ‘gig economy’ may allow us to ditch the ballast of routine for the tonic of change

Tom Whyman

20, Feb, 2017 @7:59 AM

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Top 10 books about borders
From Bruce Chatwin to Cormac McCarthy, these are some of the best stories about what happens when boundaries – physical, political and psychological – are crossed

Marcus Sedgwick

19, Oct, 2016 @11:14 AM

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Top 10 books about the Australian bush
From Miles Franklin to Bruce Chatwin, these writers show how tightly this spectacular but dangerous territory is bound up with the country’s identity

Cal Flyn

27, Jul, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Readers recommend: songs about itinerants, nomads migration | Peter Kimpton
Gypsy to Bedouin, mass movements to travelling singers, blues, folk, or rock on the road, suggest songs springing from or inspired by a life of no fixed abode

Peter Kimpton

09, Apr, 2015 @7:00 PM

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Bohemian like you: all hail the new generation of male style icons
This season, designers are incorporating the impulsive spirit of travel writer Bruce Chatwin, the non-conformism of Russian dancer Rudolph Nurayev and the rock star charisma of Keith Richards. Relax, guys, and get those buttons undone

Simon Chilvers

08, Mar, 2015 @9:06 AM

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The top 10 books of rural Wales
From Alan Garner to RS Thomas, Bruce Chatwin to Dylan Thomas, the mythic power of place in these works casts a potent spell, writes Cynan Jones

Cynan Jones

26, Nov, 2014 @12:59 PM

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The top 10 walks in books
From Laurie Lee’s departure for Spain one sunny morning to Flora’s unfortunate sexual odyssey in Cold Comfort Farm, Duncan Minshull chooses the best literary journeys on foot

Duncan Minshull

25, Sep, 2014 @7:30 AM

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