Chatwin, Bruce PATAGONIA REVISITED
Pan Books Ltd 1993 0330326732 / 9780330326735 Paperback Very Good
Since its discovery by Magellan in 1520, Patagonia was known as a country o f black fogs and whirlwinds at the end of the inhabited world. It immediate ly lodged itself in the imagination as a metaphor for "the ultimate", the p oint beyond which one could not go. In this book, Chatwin and Theroux join forces to explores the instances in which the "final capes of exile" have a ffected the literary imagination, and to track down some of the extraordina ry travellers, past and present, from W.H. Hudson, to Captain Joshua Slocum and Butch Cassidy. Paul Theroux has won the Whitbread Literary Award. This book had its origins in an entertainment the writers gave for The Royal Ge ographical Society, at a time when Theroux was following Chatwin's "In Pata gonia" with "The Old Patagonian Express"