The Resource The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin

The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin

Label
The Songlines
Title
The Songlines
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Chatwin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
International Bestseller: The famed travel writer and author of In Patagonia traverses Australia, exploring Aboriginal culture and song-and humanity's origins. Long ago, the creators wandered Australia and sang the landscape into being, naming every rock, tree, and watering hole in the great desert. Those songs were passed down to the Aboriginals, and for centuries they have served not only as a shared heritage but as a living map. Sing the right song, and it can guide you across the desert. Lose the words, and you will die. Into this landscape steps Bruce Chatwin, the greatest travel writer of his generation, who comes to Australia to learn these songs. A born wanderer, whose lust for adventure has carried him to the farthest reaches of the globe, Chatwin is entranced by the cultural heritage of the Aboriginals. As he struggles to find the deepest meaning of these ancient, living songs, he is forced to embark on a much more difficult journey-through his own history-to reckon with the nature of language itself. Part travelogue, part memoir, part novel, The Songlines is one of Bruce Chatwin's final-and most ambitious-works. From the author of the bestselling In Patagonia and On the Black Hill, a sweeping exploration of a landscape, a people, and one man's history, it is the sort of book that changes the reader forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bruce Chatwin including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-1989
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chatwin, Bruce
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6053.H395
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chatwin, Bruce
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australia
  • Australia
Label
The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin
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Publication
Copyright
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OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504038331
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4063F473-9585-4895-B001-6EE09ABDAE2C
System control number
(OCoLC)959609024
Label
The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504038331
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4063F473-9585-4895-B001-6EE09ABDAE2C
System control number
(OCoLC)959609024

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