Publication: Jonathan Cape, 1997, London
First edition. 8vo. Black cloth, titles stamped in gilt on the spine, black front & rear endpapers, , 246 pp., preface, acknowledgments. The author was a long-time friend of Bruce Chatwin, who died at age 48 in 1989. An impressionistic study of Bruce Chatwin's life and work by one of his friends. It is not a biography, but a collection of Clapp's own memories of Chatwin and those of his friends and colleagues. Chatwin, obsessed with the theme of nomadism, was always pleased to rough it, traveling to the most far-off and exotic landscapes, whether it was Tibet, Mali, Gabon, Sudan, China or South America. Compared to T. E. Lawrence and Robert Louis Stevenson, Chatwin has been described as the person who reinvented travel-writing. As new, unread copy in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 47817