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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Maurie rated it did not like it May 13, Later, however, residents in the region contradicted the account of events depicted in Chatwin’s book. To start with the title, very little of the book is actually about the Songlines camti the aborigines.

There are many words used to describe different Aboriginal groups, but each has a different emphasis on who belongs to it.

Le Vie dei Canti

Having discovered that Chatwin only spent 9 weeks in Australia, his research must have been very limited. The dates are insignificant compared to those from African prehistory. It would be better for all parts to involve an editor in the process. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Everything from bathroom language, to what is said, and seen, and felt in the saloon, to well Dec 22, Simona rated it it was amazing. One by one, he had watched the young men go, or go to pieces.

Chatwin’s worldview, based on Rousseau and amateur anthropology, does not appeal to all and the book has been controversial for his sometimes-fictitious bie of the Aborigines. Chapter 30 alone – his musings on nomadism and human aggression – makes the book worth reading. He seemed to be satisfied with little glimpses of the people.


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

Later works included a novel based on the slave trade, The Viceroy of Ouidahwhich he researched with extended stays in Benin, West Africa. The concept behind this book is that the Aborigines of Australia navigate their way across the landscape, chatwln hundreds and perhaps even thousands of miles, using song. Everything else is background.

Some okay descriptions of Brce but mostly made little sense even though I’m sure the format was supposed to mimic Songlines in some meta way, etc and in general, meh. This book blew my mind. Some may consider his views a little arrogant, but this does not detract from their scope.

In aboriginal belief, an unsung land is a dead land: This single location in All: Set in Prague, the novel details the life and death of Kaspar Utz, a man obsessed with his collection of Meissen porcelain. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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They are the chemical reaction of the people to the land they were experiencing, minus the European’s gear. View all 9 comments. I wish Chatwin had written brucce text like that. We journey in search of him through the fictions he put up as defences.

Bruce Chatwin’s book is ostensibly an examination of the Australian Aboriginal notion of the Songline: The quest was what attracted me to the book, and what I liked best. He cantk agreed to travel with Chatwin and act as intermediary with members of the Aborigines that they might encounter on the quest.

Along these “roads” they travel in order to perform all those activities that are distinctively human—song, dance, marriage, exchange of ideas, and arrangements of territorial boundaries by agreement rather than force. I’m not sure about this approach or why I do it. But school kind of killed that for me and I hate not reading something that I started, no matter how boring it is.


Jul 29, Robyn rated it it was amazing. The travel book is pretty good, too. Soon there would be no one: The King sliced him into tiny shreds with his laser eyes! When he arrived, he left the newspaper with a telegram: The migration itself, like the pilgrimage, is the hard journey: Chatwin was an English travel writer in the mold of the highly educated, multi-lingual amateur, who could write about all manner of things historical, cultural, anthropological, architectural, linguistic and so on, with great eloquence and wit, and a dash of devil-may-care daring thrown in for good measure.

The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin

I couldn’t finish this book. You’ll never glance an odd shaped rock or peculiar growth again, without conducting a epic myth in song, attempting to explain in language a landscape we are all foreign to but responsible for. And this brings me back round to The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin.

Bruce Chatwin is all around, and his seemingly easy way to gain the confidence of the Aboriginals wasn’t really credible to me. 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 be less depressed and anxious than city dwellers.

He talked about his boring experiences and made it sound like a novel. But I’m afraid it turned out to bduce a disappointment.