The Songlines

By Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin-author of In Patagonia-ventures into the desolate land of Outback Australia to profit the that means of the Aborginals' old "Dreaming-tracks." alongside those undying paths, among the fortune hunters and redneck Australians, racist policemen and mysterious Aboriginal holy males, he discovers a wondrous imaginative and prescient of man's position on the planet.

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