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A Book of Migrations: Some Passages in Irelandby Rebecca Solnit
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In this acclaimed exploration of the culture of others, Rebecca Solnit travels through Ireland, the land of her long-forgotten maternal ancestors. A Book of Migrations portrays in microcosm a history made of great human tides of invasion, colonization, emigration, nomadism and tourism. Enriched by cross-cultural comparisons with the history of the American West, A Book of Migrations carves a new route through Ireland's history, literature and landscape.
"A brilliant meditation on travel."--The New York Times
Travel and history intermingle in this elegant reflection on identity and memory. In her journey through Ireland, author Rebecca Solnit portrays in microcosm a history made up of great tides of invasion, colonization, emigration, nomadism, and tourism. Her observations carve a new route through Ireland's history, literature, and landscape.
About the Author
Rebecca Solnit is author of, among other books, Wanderlust, A Book of Migrations, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, the NBCC award-winning River of Shadows and A Paradise Built In Hell. A contributing editor to Harper’s, she writes regularly for the London Review of Books and the Los Angeles Times. She lives in San Francisco.
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