|Plot Summary of In Patagonia|
|"IN PATAGONIA by Bruce Chatwin. Summit Books, 205 pages.
In this travel book on Patagonia, Argentina, Bruce Chatwin gives us a delightful account of his trip, taken in 1977. The structure of the book is different from most other travel books – Chatwin goes off looking for one thing, gets sidetracked on to some other and then on to something else. We are given history pertaining to the area, Chatwin's research is simply astonishing. He travels incessantly and doesn't hesitate to go the distance to ferret out the story. From looking for the Patagonian creature mylodon to stories about Butch Cassidy and a lot of Argentine and Chilean folklore, this is a great book. Especially for anyone who has been to the region, this book serves to show that there is so much out there.
R Prasad, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of In Patagonia|
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If this is a culture clash:
- visiting a different culture
ethnic of society (outside)
- South American
Period of greatest activity?
- small town
Subject of Biography
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
The Americas (not US):
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
Is this a biography of several people?
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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