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ISBN13: 9780140094299
ISBN10: 0140094296
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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.

Synopsis:

Part adventure story, part philosophical essay, this extraordinary book takes Bruce Chatwin into the heart of Australia on a search for the source and meaning of man's restless nature.

About the Author

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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CouchLump, August 1, 2012 (view all comments by CouchLump)
A beautiful exploration of human restlessness weaved with vivid descriptions Chatwin's Australian travels. He visits the faultlines between Australia's aboriginal culture and western colonizers. Fascinating, entertaining, stimulating.

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Jo Haemer, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Jo Haemer)
After reading the Songlines, I'll never look at the world the same way again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140094299
Author:
Chatwin, Bruce
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Australia/Oceania - Australia
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Australian aborigines
Subject:
Australian aborigines -- Social life and customs.
Subject:
Aboriginal Australians
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Australia Description and travel.
Subject:
Australia Social life and customs.
Subject:
Travel-Australia and New Zealand
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
100-42
Publication Date:
19880631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.76x5.06x.80 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Part adventure story, part philosophical essay, this extraordinary book takes Bruce Chatwin into the heart of Australia on a search for the source and meaning of man's restless nature.

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