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Bruce 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • VIKING
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Open market ed
  • 0140094296
  • 9780140094299
  • 142,064

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"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""

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About Bruce Chatwin

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."

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