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What Am I Doing Here

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Bruce Chatwin was, in his life as in his art, forever in search of the extraordinary, the exotic and the unexpected.

In this collection of profiles, essays and travel stories, Chatwin takes us to Benin, where he is arrested as a mercenary during a coup; to Boston to meet an LSD guru who believes he is Christ; to India with Indira Ghandi when she attempted a political comeback in 1978; and to Nepal where he reminds us that 'Man's real home is not a house, but the Road, and that life itself is a journey to be walked on foot'

'One of its chief delights is that it contains so many of its author's best anecdotes, his choicest performances'  Salman Rushdie, Observer

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