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Bruce Chatwins life was a rare mix of tragedy happiness and irony All of this is was due to the main influences on his life which were traveling writing and an uncontrollable sex drive He had moments of total happiness unbelievable embarrassment and his last where of excruciating pain The life that Chatwin decided to live was ruled by emotion Never did he think with his mind he always thought with his heart this made him a great man but also a dead man An experienced traveler Chatwin was quite spontaneous and rash quitting his job at Sothebys as a porter in a day in order to go to Sudan to look at the tribes living there His excuse was that he needed to see new horizons for his eyes where failing from hours of cataloging at Sothebys This is the kind of behavior that made Chatwin an enduring figure of travel writing travelers admire spontaneity its is the dream of most people to quite what they are doing and get away He traveled to exotic lands to get his inspiration on writing but with the experiences he had he added his own twist of fiction to make the writings even more intriguing than they would have been Being such a charmer on his travels he seduced many people mostly men but would accept a woman if the opportunity presented itself this kind of behavior was his tragic down fall His charm was his greatest gift but also his greatest flaw Ironically this made him famous and also killed him He eventually died of aids because of his attitude toward sex and commitment He should have had self-respected If Chatwin had the self-control to respect himself dying of aids would not have happened to this brilliant writer Bruces enduring enigma is due to this for example while dying of aids he passed it of as a rare fungus from a bat egg inchina I think
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