One thought on “Dusk on the Campo: A Journey in Patagonia”

  1. This book, published in 1991, tells of the last days of the great sheep estancias on Peninsula Valdes in Argentina's State of Chubut. The author, Sara Taber, was originally there ostensibly to help man a whale camp with her husband or boyfriend (?) Peter. About fifty or sixty pages into the book, she becomes more interested in the families that ran the estancias, mostly descendants of the original Basque settlers. There is a palpable loneliness on what Taber calls the Campo. There is a village a [...]

  2. An interesting ethnography of a disappearing people, the rural sheep ranchers of a portion of Argentine Patagonia. I learned quite a bit about the region and its people, and the specific families Taber focuses on captured my attention.

  3. This book was a fascinating look into the history of the families that settled Patagonia. It was a perfect read for our trip to the Peninsula Valdes in Argentina.

  4. Excellently written story of travels and interviews in Patagonia. A very good account of the arid parts of Patagonia.

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