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Bruce Chatwin (1940–1989)

Autor(a) de The Songlines

55+ Works 13,110 Membros 276 Críticas 55 Favorited

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Obras por Bruce Chatwin

The Songlines (1987) 3,521 exemplares
In Patagonia (1977) 3,240 exemplares
On the Black Hill (1982) 1,611 exemplares
What Am I Doing Here? (1988) 1,308 exemplares
Utz (1988) 1,287 exemplares
The Viceroy of Ouidah (1980) 710 exemplares
Patagonia Revisited (1986) 209 exemplares
Far Journeys (1993) 181 exemplares
Reis rond de aarde (2000) 12 exemplares
Animal style art from East to West [catalogue of an exhibition (1970) — Joint Author. — 10 exemplares
John Pawson (1998) 9 exemplares
The Novels (2017) 8 exemplares
La sagesse du nomade (2012) 8 exemplares
Op reis met... — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Oeuvres complètes (2005) 5 exemplares
La nostalgia del espacio (2002) 4 exemplares
The Attractions of France (1993) 3 exemplares
O Vice-Rei de Ajudá (2010) 3 exemplares
Chatwin Bruce 1 exemplar
Rastro Dos Cantos, O (1996) 1 exemplar
Un colpo di Stato 1 exemplar
Yeniden Patagonyada (2006) 1 exemplar
The Novels 1 exemplar
Drpor 1 exemplar
Einpacken und Abhauen (1997) 1 exemplar
Per Kirkeby (1992) 1 exemplar
Der Nomade: Briefe 1948-1988 (2014) 1 exemplar
[No title] 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Lady, Lisa Lyon (1983) — Text — 164 exemplares
Granta 26: Travel (1989) — Contribuidor — 154 exemplares
Granta 21: The Story-Teller (1987) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
Granta 24: Inside Intelligence (1988) — Contribuidor — 151 exemplares
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
Journey to Armenia (1933) — Introdução, algumas edições132 exemplares
Granta 44: The Last Place on Earth (1993) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Granta 10: Travel Writing (1984) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (2019) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Mooi verhaal ... : een verrassende bundel zomerse verhalen (1996) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
On the Black Hill [1988 film] — Original book — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Chatwin, Bruce
Nome legal
Chatwin, Charles Bruce
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
ashes scattered near Kardamyli, Peloponnese, Greece
País (no mapa)
Local de nascimento
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Nice, France
Causa da morte
a fungal infection, Talaromyces marneffei, It is now known as an AIDS-defining illness.
Locais de residência
Birmingham, England, UK
London, England, UK
Marlborough College
University of Edinburgh (no degree)
art porter
travel writer
director, Sotheby's
Leigh Fermor, Patrick (friend)
Chanler, Elizabeth (spouse)
The Sunday Times
Prémios e menções honrosas
E. M. Forster Award (1979)

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Bruce Chatwin was born in 1940 in the Shearwood Road nursing home in Sheffield, England, and his first home was his grandparents' house in Dronfield, near Sheffield. His mother, Margharita (née Turnell), had moved back to her parents' home when Chatwin's father, Charles Chatwin, went away to serve with the Royal Naval Reserve.



BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE - SHEFFIELD em 75 Books Challenge for 2017 (Junho 2017)
Songlines, From the Notebooks em Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple (Março 2012)
Songlines, Chapters 16-30 em Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple (Março 2012)
Songlines, Chapters 1-15 em Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple (Março 2012)
Songlines, by Bruce Chatwin em Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple (Fevereiro 2012)


Chatwin takes us on a journey few will ever have the opportunity to match.
ben_r47 | 90 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2024 |
Very interesting read, fascinating, and quite wonderful. Chatwin interweaves his journey to observe a territorial issue between aboriginal tribes and a proposed train line, with thoughts, science, history, myth, lore, of all peoples origins in song. Life is a songline in which we doing ourselves, and all the things, into existence. Really interesting segue into the theories of human violence (innately offensive, defensive? A result of population and/or resources only—counter intuitively the less a people has the less violent they are, fascinating stuff). Personable and full of the quality I most love in humans and my limited ideas of "aboriginals": a sense of joy.… (mais)
BookyMaven | 56 outras críticas | Dec 6, 2023 |
Un clásico de la literatura de viajes que parte de las entrañas familiares del autor para convertirse en la búsqueda de los vestigios de una historia insólita.
Todos necesitan del acicate de una busca para vivir; para el viajero ese acicate reside en cualquier sueño», decía Bruce Chatwin. Aquí la excusa para el sueño y para el viaje es un trozo de piel de diez centímetros cuadrados entregado a su abuela como regalo de bodas por un primo marino, exiliado en los confi nes del Imperio Británico. La historia familiar tenía la piel por la de un brontosaurio, aunque era de color rojo y estaba cubierta de pelo. Bruce Chatwin parte tras la
pista de una piel similar y encuentra los vestigios de siglos de historia y las insólitas huellas de personajes improbables.

Exiliados y excéntricos de toda especie, vagabundos y descendientes de vagabundos, hombres y mujeres encallados en el tiempo dan una extraordinaria vivacidad a este libro espléndido, a este clásico de hoy.
… (mais)
carlets | 90 outras críticas | Nov 29, 2023 |
This really is a book to get lost in, and it has had an immense influence overseas in popularising Aboriginal Australian culture. (Rory Stewart, for instance, recalls this book as the one that made English travel writing "cool".) A rambling yarn, tangents upon tangents, unpleasant viewpoints and hopeful ideas mingling together like dyes being poured into a vat.

The situation is more complex now - some would say problematic but I'd argue that's going too far. Chatwin's time in Australia was fairly brief, his subjects sometimes ironic or perhaps even outright false (to be fair, he acknowledges this), and his attempt to understand an issue that Australians themselves were still grappling with in the 1980s was always going to be deeply flawed. Still, it has its place in the history, and its rather basic overview of one particular aspect of Aboriginal life - even if it is drawn without any shadow or nuance - is an intriguing viewpoint on Australia from an outsider.… (mais)
therebelprince | 56 outras críticas | Oct 24, 2023 |



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