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    The Songlines (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Bruce Chatwin, Introduction by Rory Stewart

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    DescriptionFor its twenty-fifth anniversary, a new edition of Bruce Chatwin's classic work with a new introduction by Rory StewartPart adventure, part novel of ideas, part spiritual autobiography, "The Songlines" is one of Bruce Chatwin's most famous books. Set in the desolate lands of the Australian Outback, it tells the story of Chatwin's search for the source and meaning of the ancient "dreaming tracks" of the Aborigines--the labyrinth of invisible pathways by which their ancestors "sang" the world into existence. This singular book, which was a "New York Times" bestseller when it was published in 1987, engages all of Chatwin's lifelong passions, including his obsession with travel, his interest in the nomadic way of life, and his hunger to understand man's origins and nature.


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    Title
    The Songlines
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bruce Chatwin, Introduction by Rory Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 294
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780142422571
    ISBN 10: 0142422576
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    DC21: 919.40463
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1M
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    B&T Approval Code: A33200000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
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    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
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    BISAC V2.8: TRV004000
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    DC22: 919.404
    B&T Approval Code: P25101670
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
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    LC classification: DU105.2 .C43 2012
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    26 June 2012
    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.