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Field Guide to Getting Lost (Reprint) (Paperback) (Rebecca Solnit)

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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.

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 SolnitÂ's own life to explore the issues of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown. The result is a distinctive, stimulating, and poignant voyage of discovery. BACKCOVER: Â?A meditation on the pleasures and terrors of getting lostÂ?
Â?The New Yorker

Â?This indispensable California writerÂ's most personal book yet.Â?
Â?San Francisco Chronicle

Â?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.Â?
Â?Los Angeles Times
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 209
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Literary, Personal Memoirs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Rebecca Solnit
Language: English
Street Date: June 27, 2006
TCIN: 11443685
UPC: 9780143037248
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-4177
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