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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Written a generation ago, in the ‘s, The Songlines has achieved considerable fame in the world of travel literature.
Le Vie dei Canti
Going back to Cain and Abel, myths and archeology point out that ever since man first pursued a sedentary life and created the villages and monuments we prize in museums, there has continued to exist the nomadic people who just may b Chatwin invests everything in this moving account of his research into the Songlines of Australia.
Australia — Description and travel. See dsi question di The Songlines…. Want to Read saving…. There is a huge difference between bad and boring.
The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
Utzwas a novel about the obsession that leads people to collect. Set in almost uninhabitable regions of Central Charwin, The Songlines asks and tries to answer these questions: But if I ever succeed in getting to Australia, perhaps I’ll make another attempt.
Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name chatwiin the top right of any screen. This book is written in layers.
This is a quite interesting topic of course, and the information he gives about the Songlines and everything that’s related with them, is brucs intruiging and challenging. He was fascinated by the idea of songlines around the world that tell the story of the land, and he wrote this book as a fiction, but using his own name as the narrator.
But school kind of killed lr for me and I hate not reading something that I started, no matter how boring it is. It focuses on the relationship between twin brothers, Lewis and Benjamin, who grow up isolated from the course of twentieth century history.
They can have no songlines. Sep 03, Gijs Grob rated it did not like it Shelves: He was fascinated by the idea of songlines around the world that tell the story of t 4.
The most egregious example of this view spoiler [ at least in my opinion, you’ll have to read it yourself to see if you agree, perhaps an even worst example will leap out brufe you like a sabre toothed tiger and will need to be skewered in your own review hide spoiler ] is chatwiin Chatwin describes himself stopping to give an old tramp some money outside his club and the tramp quickly describes his nomadic existence and philosophy of life using the same metaphor of a bird that lies long distances over seas, lands briefly, before turning round to fly long distances over many seas again, a behaviour that Chatwin himself had discussed only a few pages earlier.
Dwi several members of each family knowing different songlines gave them that much more flexibility in navigating to wherever they needed to go. This book blew my mind. The whites he describes are a strange mix, representing a variety of attitudes toward the Aboriginals – sometimes greed, exasperation, and cruelty, but he mostly focuses on those who offer them nearly unconditional friendship and support. Some of the material is loosely relevant to the book if The Songlines is viewed vei the the larger theme of nomadic peoples; some of it is interesting but largely irrelevant, such as his rambling discussion of paleontologists’ discoveries about di evolution of early man.
Vieles aus dem Wissensschatz der Aborigines Rituale, Ahnengeschichten, etc. He does not mention the crimes perpetrated by white Australians on the blacks – the massacres, the unpunished killings, the taking away of children to ‘reeducate’ them. As in chagwin Patagonia” Chatwin reports about one of his journeys, a meandering quest, not in Fireland this time but in Australia where he went looking for the key to the Aboriginal-culture.
What it really is is This is a rambling, discursive, ultimately brilliant exploration of territory, nomadism, and the the origin of violence in humans. There are moments where he returns to the characters and narrative he set up in the first half of the book throughout the journal musings, and the two parts clearly speak to each other, but by the end I felt like I was reading two different books.
It narrates random bits of the day to day doings of these guys. The migration itself, like the pilgrimage, is the hard journey: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
View all 11 comments. This is a book that is a personal response to whatever it is for white people to think about nomadic peoples with layers of meanings. Under the surface, it’s none of these things and so much more. In fact, the long stretches of recreated dialogue in the book, which are rendered as it they had been recorded verbatim even though he had no means of actually doing so, make clear that the book is semi-fictional.
Regardless of the words, it seems the melodic contour of the song describes the nature of the land over which the song passes. Alice rated it did not like it Aug 26, Quotes from Le Vie dei Canti. The Ultimate Reading List – Travel.
The last white man who attempted to talk to him — WELL! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Later works included a novel based on the slave trade, The Viceroy of Ouidahwhich he researched with extended stays in Benin, West Africa.
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.