Document: Fiche sur Back home (Songlines by Bruce Chatwin), 3 pages
Extrait: The Document we are dealing with is an excerpt from The Songlines written by Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989) who was a journalist, an adventurer and a great traveller. He lived in Australia for many years, especially among the Aboriginals.
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[...] I quote, line delighted them [ ] degree?, end of quotation. He equally disappointed them when he appeared to turn his back on their hope (he could have been a brilliant scholar (savant) earned a lot of money and become famous) to go and work as a school teacher among the Aboriginals (not a very glorious career), I quote, line 8 to line 10: made them [ ] settlement?, end of quotation. So coming from such a family, he managed to succeed brilliantly in his studies but, instead of becoming a university lecturer or doing research, he went to live and taught the Aboriginals the 3 R's (Reading, Writing and Arithmetic). [...]
[...] the Dreamtime? (line 26) means at the time of the ancestors. By singing the ancestors made the world exist fir them; I quote line 29: so singing [ ] existence?. He was struck by the beauty of the Creation myth which tells of the legendary beings who wander all the over the Land during the Dreamtime. II) Arkady's travel to Europe after a row One year, an anthropologist from Canberra came to study Walbiri systems of tenure; he didn't get on well with Arkady. [...]
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