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The songlines, Bruce Chatwin

Label
The songlines
Title
The songlines
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Chatwin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The late Bruce Chatwin carved out a literary career as unique as any writer's in this century: his books included In Patagonia, a fabulist travel narrative, The Viceroy of Ouidah, a mock-historical tale of a Brazilian slave-trader in 19th century Africa, and The Songlines, his beautiful, elegiac, comic account of following the invisible pathways traced by the Australian aborigines. Chatwin was nothing if not erudite, and the vast, eclectic body of literature that underlies this tale of trekking across the outback gives it a resonance found in few other recent travel books. A poignancy, as well, since Chatwin's untimely death made The Songlines one of his last books
Summary
The author describes his travel to the Australian Outback where he attempts to learn the meaning of the Aborginals' ancient "dreaming-tracks."
Tone
Writing style
Award
Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South Asia and Europe: Best Book, 1988.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
210388
Cataloging source
NRYD
Dewey number
919.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Vintage classics
Target audience
adult
Label
The songlines, Bruce Chatwin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 1987
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
293 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780099769910
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a755369
  • (OCoLC)43202749
Label
The songlines, Bruce Chatwin
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 1987
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
293 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780099769910
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a755369
  • (OCoLC)43202749

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