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The Songlines - Bruce Chatwin
The Songlines
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ISBN: 9780330329521 (0330329529)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 325
Edition language: English
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4.0 Dreaming Tracks: "The Songlines" by Bruce Chatwin
(Original Review, 1988-05-15)I’ve been reading “The Songlines” by Bruce Chatwin for the past couple of days, which I’m really enjoying at about the halfway point. It’s a travel book, I suppose, about Chatwin’s experiences in the Australian Outback learning of Aboriginal culture and their belief in ‘...
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ReaderMarija's Reviews rated it
Bruce Chatwin’s book has much to offer readers of multiple disciplines…the historian, the travel reader, readers of literature and those who simply enjoy the personal anecdotes of memoirs and autobiographies. One of the reasons why Chatwin’s book can have such a broad interest is his writing styl...
Bloodorange rated it
4.0 The Songlines
I am in love with the structure of this book; initially, it describes a series of encounters with black and white Australians living in the nearly uninhabitable Central Australia. Chatwin's guide on this journey is an Australian of Russian descent, one of the many striking figures we meet - and I mu...
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0.0 The Songlines Review!
I had to read Bruce Chatwin's The Songlines last month for my travel writing course. This is my first experience with Chatwin's writing and with this form of travel literature. I wasn't sure what to expect going into it, so I opted for not expecting anything, which turned out well in the end. Sinc...
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2.0 The Songlines
There was plenty in this book that irritated me, and at times, yes things that fascinated me. Indeed, this book is saved from a one star rating for the simple reason that I found what was conveyed about Australian Aborigine culture and their “Songlines” fascinating. When Chatwin kept to his personal...
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