What Am I Doing Here? by Bruce ChatwinWhat Am I Doing Here? by Bruce Chatwin

What Am I Doing Here?

byBruce Chatwin

Paperback | August 1, 1990

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In this text, Bruce Chatwin writes of his father, of his friend Howard Hodgkin, and of his talks with Andre Malraux and Nadezhda Mandelstram. He also follows unholy grails on his travels, such as the rumour of a "wolf-boy" in India, or the idea of looking for a Yeti.
Bruce Chatwin (1940–1989) was the author of In Patagonia, The Viceroy of Ouidah, On the Black Hill, The Songlines, and Utz. His other books are What Am I Doing Here and Anatomy of Restlessness, posthumous anthologies of shorter works, and Far Journeys, a collection of his photographs that also includes selections from his travel notebo...
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Title:What Am I Doing Here?Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.8 inPublished:August 1, 1990Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140115773

ISBN - 13:9780140115772

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When Bruce Chatwin took a trip, he didn't just focus on the exterior explorations. He understood that travelling gives you a chance to get away from all the expectations of everyday life and the pressures of your loved ones: it allows you to find out who you are without others' assumptions clouding your vision. In What Am I Doing Here he treks through Nepal, sails down the Volga, works on a film in Ghana and wanders through India, all the while examining his own inner journey. This is not to say that he neglects the landscape and people around him. His ability to bring characters to life and recreate the places he visited will fill you with a sense that you're standing right beside him.