First edition cover
|Published||1988 (Jonathan Cape)|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
Utz is a novel written by the British author Bruce Chatwin, first published in 1988. The novel follows the fortunes of Kaspar Utz who lives in Czechoslovakia during the Cold War. Utz is a collector of Meissen porcelain and finds way to travel outside the eastern bloc to acquire new pieces. Whilst in the West, Utz often considers defecting but he would be unable to take his collection with him and so, a prisoner of his collection, he is unable to leave.
- "Richard Utz: Utz, Bruce Chatwin (1988)". The Literary Encyclopedia. 9 March 2001. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
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