The Songlines-9780099769910

The Songlines by Chatwin, Bruce

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Author: Chatwin, Bruce

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 3 December 1998 by Vintage Publishing (Vintage Classics) in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 304 pages
197 x 130 x 19 | 216g

Bruce Chatwin provides a fascinating background to indigenous Australian life.

The songlines are the invisible pathways that criss-cross Australia, tracks connecting communities and following ancient boundaries. Along these lines, Aboriginals passed the songs which revealed the creation of the land and the secrets of its past. In this magical account, Chatwin recalls his travels across the length and breadth of Australia seeking to find the truth about the songs and unravel the mysteries of their stories.