In Patagonia Author:Bruce Chatwin Patagonia - the name calls to mind giants and outlaws, Magellan's dog-headed monsters, natives whose heads steam when they eat pudding. Called 'the uttermost part of the earth', Patagonia is that stretch of land at the southern tip of South America. — "In Patagonia" is a Quest or Wonder Voyage. It is about wandering and exile. The narrator travel... more »s to a remote country in search of a strange beast and, as he goes along, describes his encounters with other people whose stories delay him on his road.