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A Field Guide to Getting Lostby Rebecca Solnit
"Rebecca Solnit's marvelous new book of essays, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, is about the spaces between stability and risk, solitude, and the occasional claustrophobia of ordinary life. She explores the mysterious without puncturing the mystery, and that is a remarkable achievement indeed."
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Whether she is contemplating the history of walking as a cultural and political experience over the past two hundred years (Wanderlust), or using the life of photographer Eadweard Muybridge as a lens to discuss the transformations of space and time in late nineteenth-century America (River of Shadows), Rebecca Solnit has emerged as an inventive and original writer whose mind is daring in the connections it makes. A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Solnit's own life to explore issues of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown. The result is a distinctive, stimulating, and poignant voyage of discovery.
¬ďA meditation on the pleasures and terrors of getting los”
¬—The New Yorker
“This indispensable California write‛s most personal book yet”
¬—San Francisco Chronicle
“An intriguing amalgam of personal memoir, philosophical speculation, natural lore, cultural history, and art criticism . . . a book to set you wandering down strangely fruitful trails of thought”
¬—Los Angeles Times
Written as a series of autobiographical essays, this volume draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Solnit's life to explore issues of uncertainty, trust, loss, memory, desire, and place.
About the Author
Rebecca Solnit is the author of ten books. In 2003, she received the prestigious Lannan Literary Award.
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