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The songlines

Author: Bruce Chatwin
Publisher: London : Vintage, 1998.
Series: Vintage classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Bruce Chatwin; Bruce Chatwin; Bruce Chatwin
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Chatwin
ISBN: 0099769913 9780099769910
OCLC Number: 43202749
Notes: Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 1987.
Description: 293 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Vintage classics.
Responsibility: Bruce Chatwin.

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The songlines are the invisible pathways that criss-cross Australia, ancient tracks connecting communities and following ancient boundaries. In this magical account Chatwin recalls his travels across  Read more...

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"That Chatwin is one of the most distinct and original writers we have is confirmed by the publication of another quite remarkable book" -- Nicholas Shakespeare "The songlines emerge as invisible Read more...

 
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