Le vie dei canti di Bruce Chatwin. 6 likes. Book. Le vie dei canti di Bruce Chatwin. Privacy · Terms. About. Le vie dei canti di Bruce Chatwin. Book. 6 people. Le vie dei canti (Biblioteca Adelphi) by Bruce Chatwin at – ISBN “La domanda cui cercherò di rispondere è la seguente: Perché gli uomini. , Italian, Book edition: Le vie dei canti / Bruce Chatwin ; traduzione di Traumpfade: the songlines: Roman / Bruce Chatwin ; aus dem Englischen von.

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No one should claim a book like this is history. Their labyrinths of invisible pathways across the continent are known to us as Songlines or Dreaming Tracks, but to the Aboriginals as the tracks of their ancestors—the Way of the Law.

There were people who argued for telepathy. Everything from bathroom language, to what is said, and seen, and felt in the saloon, to well Home All editions This editionItalian, Book edition: I read to just read, not because I like what I am reading, which at this point chatwn my life defeats the purpose of it all.

Le vie dei canti / Bruce Chatwin ; traduzione di Silvia Gariglio. – Version details – Trove

Under the surface, it’s none of these things and so much more. They can have no songlines. Quotes from The Songlines. Chatwin never claimed that his work was true. See 1 question about The Songlines…. Set in Prague, the novel details the life and death of Kaspar Dej, a man obsessed with his collection of Meissen porcelain.

Lists with This Book. If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review. As a travel document, though, it maintains Chatwin’s compressed ability to sketch a character or paint a landscape in a few deft strokes.

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Another part of this book is about Arkady, who is taking a walkabout of sorts among the aborigines, over a long period of time to study no that would not be the right word here Jun 15, Beth rated it it was ok Recommends it for: He seemed to be satisfied with little glimpses of the people.


Already before page I noticed I began to read diagonally, and that is lethal. The concept behind this book is that the Aborigines of Australia navigate their way across the landscape, over hundreds and perhaps even thousands of miles, using song. I should set down on paper a resume of the ideas, quotations and encounters which had amused and obsessed me; and which I hoped would shed light on what is, for me, the question of questions: To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

One of Lee traits as a writer and as a human being that I most admired was his del to talk to just about anyone, including a cantu derelict on a London street, an Aboriginal story-teller, a body-builder cop or a Saharan nomad. I found Chatwin meandered. And it went off on a path that had nothing to do with the rest of the story, or title for that matter! I shudder to think what Bruce Chatwin would have done if he had survived into the age of Twitter.

As a matter of fact, no matter the bit of native cei in many of us here, we are more European than chattwin are native American. He was fascinated by the idea of songlines around the world that tell the story of the land, and he wrote brucd book as a fiction, but using his own name as the narrator. But it becomes worse: Chat wait was lost in his own ego or psychosis or maybe ke. He talked about his boring experiences and made it sound like a novel.

The ‘dictators’ of the animal kingdom are those who live in an ambience of plenty. Embedded in the lyrics of the song and even the melody of the song are the landmarks that enable them to find their way from water-hole to water-hole across that arid territory.


The anarchists, as always, are the ‘gentlemen of the road’. If I was to give this book a rating today it would be a very low one, but possibly my reasons for this could justify rating it deei highly as well view spoiler [ but since I don’t rate fei on the whole this is neit Despite the title this isn’t really a book about the Australian outback, it is another book about Bruce Chatwin.

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The Songlines

He also related the travelling expressed in The Songlines to his own travels and the long nomadic past of humans. But if I ever succeed in getting to Australia, perhaps I’ll make another attempt. Chatwin paints a vi The Aborigines’ way of navigating, communicating and negotiating by ‘Songlines’ is absolutely intruiging, and I thank this book for shedding some light on this subject.

Nov 16, Eileen rated it it was amazing Shelves: We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. I underlined almost the entire copy.

The Songlines is, on the surface, an auto-biographical travel narrative. But if I ever succeed in getting to Australia, perhaps I’ll make another attempt.

Le Vie dei Canti

I nodded politely, making my way toward a tall man standing by himself. Australia sung into being by Bruce Chatwin. For The Songlinesa work combining fiction and non-fiction, Chatwin went to Australia. Feb 14, James rated it liked it Shelves: This is a quite interesting topic of course, and the information he gives about the Songlines and everything that’s related with them, is very intruiging and challenging. The narrative Bruce’s clumsy attempts to interrogate the Australian aboringine’s sacred knowledge smacks of neo-colonialistic cultural tourism.