Borges: Influence and References


Bruce Chatwin

From: Jose Zelaschi, duncan@infonet.com.py

In an article about Bruce Chatwin, the author of In Patagonia, Paul Theroux says that the late writer "adored Borges." I have recently read a short-story by Chatwin, "The Estate of Maximilian Tod;" it almost reads as a parody of Borges; it exaggerates Borges's penchant for lists and enumerations and for arcane knowledge. The tone of the story feels very Borgean too. The story is included in a collection titled Anatomy of Restlesness, recently published by Picador.

Additional Information

Knitting Circle: Bruce Chatwin -- A small page about Chatwin.

Selected Works by Bruce Chatwin

Anatomy of Restlessness: Selected Writings 1969-1989
by Bruce Chatwin, et al. Paperback (August 1997)
Our Price:$11.65
You Save: $1.30 (10%)


Return to Borges Influence