On the Black Hill Paperback – Nov 11 1983
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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.
"His deepest and best book" Independent "When I think of Bruce Chatwin now, I think of the ultimate storyteller. It's the resonance of the voice and the depth of his vision that makes him one of the truly great writers of our time" -- Werner Herzog, from 'Bruce Chatwin' by Nicholas Shakespeare "Nearly every writer of my generation in England has wanted, at some point, to be Bruce Chatwin; wanted, like him, to talk of Fez and Firdausi, Nigeria and Nuristan, with equal authority; wanted to be talked about, as he is, with raucous envy; wanted above all to have written his books...(he was) a writer no one who cares for literature can afford not to read." -- Andrew Harvey New York Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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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