Chatwin

Review of Anatomy of Restlessness, by Bruce Chatwin, The Harvard Advocate
I used to think I envied the life Chatwin had lived. On days when the world was heavy and difficult, I imagined a life free from the stifling demands of location. Familiarity breeds contempt; freedom is never to know, nor to be known by, place. Now I know I only envied the life I thought he lived. Chatwin’s was an all-too-common tale of unsatiated desire and escapism.

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