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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We journey in search of him through the fictions he put up as defences. People belonged to each triangulated area between the tentacles, or as Europeans would say, each area belonged to someone. Dietro questo fenomeno, che apparve subito enigmatico agli antropologi occidentali, si cela una vera metafisica del nomadismo.

The quest was what attracted me to the book, and what I liked best. Truly an instant favorite Regardless of the words, it seems the melodic contour of the song describes the nature of the land over which the song passes. There seemed like a never ending parade of people apart from Arkady who once Chatwin had moved on, were irrelevant to the narration.

Only the italicized chapters let me down, partly because they seemed to pull the book away from the songlines I was seeking to understand. The life of the Aboriginals stands in vivid contrast, of course, to the prevailing cultures of our time.

Return to Book Page. And it went off on a path that had nothing to do with the rest of the story, or title for that matter! This chaatwin one of the boriest book i’ve ever read. His book, devoted to the latter, is a brilliant evocation cei this profound optimism: View all 11 comments. When he arrived, he left the newspaper with a telegram: For example, between chapter 14 and 15 there’s a beautiful creation myth.


The very melody and rhythm of the song can mark direction and distance. 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.

To cati it non-fiction is an absolute lie. But I’m afraid it turned out to be a disappointment.

The Songlines

Oddly enough, there are no close brushes with death in The Songlines, which I can only assume was an oversight. That you could learn a song and that would be enough to guide you across such a distance seems utterly remarkable to me.

I am getting better at putting down boring books, mainly cause I use the library and I don’t have to feel guilty about not finishing them because I didn’t invest any money in the first place.

This book is written in layers. Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? I wish Chatwin had written more text like that. Some of the material is loosely relevant to the book if The Songlines is viewed under the the larger theme of nomadic peoples; some of it is interesting but largely irrelevant, such as his rambling discussion of paleontologists’ discoveries about the evolution of early man.

He was fascinated by cie 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. The ‘dictators’ of the animal kingdom are those who live in an ambience of plenty.

As I came to understand the concept, I was moved The wandering words of a wandering writer. 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.


Jan 15, Gordon rated it really liked it. As a travel document, though, it maintains Chatwin’s compressed ability to sketch a character or paint a landscape in a few deft strokes. Perhaps it is presumptuous, but I find it both entrancing and intriguing.

There is plenty more in this book for a reader: No one should rei a book like this is history. He seemed to be satisfied with little glimpses of the people. Recommended to Shovelmonkey1 by: I had passed the test. Having several members of each family knowing different songlines gave them that much more flexibility in navigating to wherever they needed to go. View all 3 comments. Es wirkt auf mich fie echt. Nessun aborigeno poteva concepire che il mondo creato fosse in qualche modo imperfetto.

Le Vie dei Canti by Bruce Chatwin (1 star ratings)

I only wish I could sit down probably in a pub and watch him drink a pint and tell stories of his travels. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Not that it wasn’t a good book, it was just soooo boring!

Chatwin makes use of an unusual technique: Not a conventional travel book by any means as Chatwin combines observations with philosophy, spirituality and dialogue while contemplating the nature of travel and mans desire to move around in a landscape which is increasingly more determined to ensure that we are sedentary. Shrek in the movie spoke of himself as being a person of many layers.