Patrick Leigh Fermor

Besuch beim Haudegen des Peloponnes

Widerstandskämpfer, Wanderer, Reiseschriftsteller: Patrick Leigh Fermor ging als junger Mann nach Istanbul, entführte 1944 auf Kreta einen Wehrmachtsgeneral und lebt heute auf Mani. Dort bewahrt er die Schreibmaschine von Bruce Chatwin auf.

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Dass es sein Haus gar nicht geben könnte, dass man in einen Schrank steigen oder sich in einen Kaninchenbau stürzen müsste, um es zu erreichen – dieser Gedanke kommt mit der felszerklüfteten Dunkelheit und kehrt tags, ins Verwunschene gewendet, zurück.

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"Paddy" kam erstmals 1952 nach Mani

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Leigh Fermor ist tätowiert wie ein Seemann

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Die Familie ließ den Sohn bei Fremden zurück

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1933 - die erste Reise nach Istanbul

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Auf den Reisebericht warten die Fans bis heute

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Wo ist Chatwins alte Schreibmaschine?

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Soldat war er gerne, da war "immer etwas los"

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1944 entführt er einen deutschen General

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Ubhfmboh jssufo Mfjhi Gfsnps- tfjof Mfvuf voe efs fougýisuf efvutdif Hfofsbm Lsfjqf evsdi ejf Cfshf- cjt tjf ejf Lýtuf voe tdimjfàmjdi Mjczfo fssfjdiufo/ Bvg efn cftdixfsmjdifo Xfh nvsnfmu Lsfjqf fjonbm Wfstf wpo Ipsb{/ Mfjhi Gfsnps gåmmu fjo/ ‟Bdi tp- Ifss Nbkps”- tbhu Lsfjqf/

Über den Tod spricht er nie

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Die Steine für das Haus kamen mit dem Esel

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Ein Bild von seiner Frau Joan in der Hand

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