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    DescriptionBruce Chatwin--author of In Patagonia--ventures into the desolate land of Outback Australia to learn the meaning of the Aborginals' ancient "Dreaming-tracks." Along these timeless paths, amongst the fortune hunters and redneck Australians, racist policemen and mysterious Aboriginal holy men, he discovers a wondrous vision of man's place in the world.

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    The Songlines
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bruce Chatwin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140094299
    ISBN 10: 0140094296

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    DC21: 919.40463
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
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    BISAC V2.8: TRV004000
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    DC22: 919.4
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
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    LC classification: DU105.2 .C43 1988
    Thema V1.0: JBSL, WTL
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1MBF
    Edition statement
    Open market ed
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    31 May 2001
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    Author Information
    Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989) was the author of In Patagonia, The Viceroy of Ouidah, On the Black Hill, The Songlines, and Utz. His other books are What Am I Doing Here and Anatomy of Restlessness, posthumous anthologies of shorter works, and Far Journeys, a collection of his photographs that also includes selections from his travel notebooks.
    Review quote
    "A blend of travelogue, memoir, history, philosophy, science, meditation, and commonplace book...Chatwin's astonishing style captures the metamorphoses of his own 'Walkabout'....He takes the travel genre beyond exoticism and the simple picturesque into the metaphysical." --"The Boston Globe" The riches of The Songlines are varied and artfully stashed. Chatwin's physical journey over Australia's parched hide corresponds to his intellectual excursions, which are full of surprising turns." --"Time" "No ordinary book ever issues from Bruce Chatwin. Each bears the imprint of a dazzingly original mind." --"Newsday"