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The Songlines
The Songlines
Author: Bruce Chatwin
Bruce Chatwin - author of In Patagonia - ventures into the desolate land of Outback Australia to learn the meaning of the Aboriginals' 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 ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140094299
ISBN-10: 0140094296
Publication Date: 6/1/1988
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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transatlantic avatar reviewed The Songlines on + 7 more book reviews
A beautiful book.
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I thought I would get more on Australian aboriginal mythology but got how they live today.
canadianeh avatar reviewed The Songlines on + 242 more book reviews
For me this book was a window into the world of a completely different culture. Not only does it show how people lived in the illiterate world, but how their civilization survived. The deep history of the songlines has a compelling magic that unites the people with the land in a way that no western culture has seen. If you want to explore a new way of seeing the world, read this wonderful book.