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Bruce Chatwin's fascination with nomads and wanderlust represents itself in reverse in On the Black Hill, a tale of two brothers (identical twins) who never go anywhere. They stay in the farmhouse on the English-Welsh border where they were born, tilling the rough soil and sleeping in the same bed, touched only occasionally by the advance of the 20th century. Smacking of a Welsh Ethan Frome, Chatwin evokes the lonely tragedies of farm life, and above all the vibrant land of Wales. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
“A masterpiece, a chronicle of ordinary lives told with extraordinary insight.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Scene after scene is brought to life with an enraptured attention that causes them to glow with an almost visionary light.” — The New York Times Book Review
“Remarkable…like a beautiful old quilt, made up of bright vivid patches, with scenes that surprise and delight and seem absolutely true.”— People
“A rare book, one of those splendid evocations of place made so justifiably famous by masters of the British novel in the past century: George Eliot, Hardy, Lawrence”— Houston Post--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. See all Product Description
I had to read this book for a book report...well actually it was a art college project to read and illustrate it. Read morePublished on July 4 1998 by Smoot@earthlink.net
Although each episode seems simple and mundane, they determine in important ways the men these two identical twins become. Read morePublished on April 15 1997