Utz

Author : Bruce Chatwin
ISBN : 3596103630
Genre : Collectors and collecting
File Size : 81.3 MB
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Category: Collectors and collecting

In Patagonia

Author : Bruce Chatwin
ISBN : 1101503149
Genre : Travel
File Size : 64.29 MB
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The masterpiece of travel writing that revolutionized the genre and made its author famous overnight An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin’s exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes. Fueled by an unmistakable lust for life and adventure and a singular gift for storytelling, Chatwin treks through “the uttermost part of the earth”—that stretch of land at the southern tip of South America, where bandits were once made welcome—in search of almost-forgotten legends, the descendants of Welsh immigrants, and the log cabin built by Butch Cassidy. An instant classic upon publication in 1977, In Patagonia is a masterpiece that has cast a long shadow upon the literary world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Travel

Traumpfade

Author : Bruce Chatwin
ISBN : 3937793283
Genre :
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The Songlines

Author : Bruce Chatwin
ISBN : 9781448113026
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 22.12 MB
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The songlines are the invisible pathways that criss-cross Australia, ancient 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.
Category: Social Science

Choondoonga

Author : Peter Graham Hyland
ISBN : 9780983506607
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 72.26 MB
Format : PDF
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In 2008, after ten years of living the American Dream, a family of four from Boulder, Colorado embarked on a yearlong overland adventure Down Under. Part memoir, part travelogue, and part guidebook, Choondoonga: A Journey Around Australia, is proof that escape from the rat race isn't just possible, it's good for the soul. Tag along with the Hyland clan for 35,000 literary kilometers as they crisscross the Australian continent, exploring nature, meeting people, homeschooling, and facing uncertainty—all the while learning how to live in the present.
Category: Family & Relationships

Luxury

Author : Patrizia Calefato
ISBN : 9780857853325
Genre : Design
File Size : 28.79 MB
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Luxury has been both celebrated and condemned throughout history right up to the present day. This groundbreaking text examines luxury and its relationship with desire, status, consumption and economic value, exploring why luxury remains prominent even in the context of a global recession. Using approaches from cultural studies, semiotic research and aesthetics, Luxury presents a wide range of case studies including urban space and new technologies, travel, interior design, cars, fashion ads and jewellery to explore what luxury represents, and why, in the contemporary world. The book will be essential reading for students and scholars across a range of fashion studies, cultural studies and sociology, and anyone interested in the power and allure of luxury today.
Category: Design

When Blood And Bones Cry Out

Author : John Paul Lederach
ISBN : 9780199912223
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 82.79 MB
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Around the world communities that have suffered the trauma of unspeakable violence--in Liberia, Somalia, West Africa, Columbia, and elsewhere--are struggling to recover and reconcile, searching for ways not just to survive but to heal. In When Blood and Bones Cry Out, John Paul Lederach, a pioneer of peace-building, and his daughter, Angela Jill Lederach, show how communities can recover and reconnect through the power of making music, creating metaphors, and telling their extraordinary stories of suffering and survival. Instead of relying on more common linear explanations of healing and reconciliation, the Lederachs demonstrate how healing is circular, dynamic, and continuing, even in the midst of ongoing violence. They explore the concept of "social healing," a profoundly important intermediary step between active warfare and reconciliation. Social healing focuses on the lived experience of those who have suffered protracted violence and their need to give voice to that experience, both individually and collectively. Giving voice, speaking the unspeakable, in words and sounds that echo throughout traumatized communities, can have enormous healing power. Indeed, the Lederachs stress the remarkable effects of sound and vibration through tales of Tibetan singing bowls, Van Morrison's transcendent lyrics, the voices of mothers in West Africa, and their own personal journeys. And they include inspiring stories of transformation: a mass women's protest movement in Liberia that forces leaders to keep negotiating until a peace agreement is signed; elders in Somalia who walk between warring clans year after year to encourage dialogue; former child soldiers who run drum workshops and grow gardens in refugee camps; and rape victims in Sierra Leone who express their pain in poetry. With equal measures of insight and compassion, When Blood and Bones Cry Out offers a promising new approach to healing traumatized communities.
Category: Political Science

Carmen Via

Author : Bernard Anson Silj
ISBN : 9788877780959
Genre : Music
File Size : 21.61 MB
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Fiction. With photographs by Rolfe Horne. CARMEN VIA is a journey into the songlines of memory and imagination, a look at the unique views of a Westerner on his heritage and what it might hold for us in this age of communication overload, conflict and environmental crisis. The landscapes of this journey release their tales of civilization, of songs of creation, of myth, of spiritual vision, and man's age-old quest through life. This book's is the fruit of many years of research. It is a novel and, in the same breath, a guidebook for the physical and metaphysical traveler, a rich, compelling invitation to explore the ribbons of stories woven into the landscapes of Italy.
Category: Music