A Field Guide To Getting Lost - Canons (Paperback)Rebecca Solnit (author)
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A remarkable polymath and one of the great contemporary social commentators, Solnit weaves a collection of bitingly intelligent essays around the theme of loss. Touching on disciplines as diverse as philosophy, history and Renaissance art, A Field Guide to Getting Lost is a unique volume by a towering modern intellectual.
In this investigation into loss, losing and being lost, Rebecca Solnit explores the challenges of living with uncertainty.
A Field Guide to Getting Lost takes in subjects as eclectic as memory and mapmaking, Hitchcock movies and Renaissance painting.
Beautifully written, this book combines memoir, history and philosophy, shedding glittering new light on the way we live now.
With a bibliography including writing on ‘feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster', Rebecca Solnit is a significant and increasingly influential contemporary voice. A writer and historian, her books include: Hope in the Dark, Men Explain Things to Me, The Faraway Nearby, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Wanderlust: A History of Walking and The Mother of All Questions.
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 168 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
Edition: Main - Canons edition
'Wonderful.' - The Times
'Brilliant . . . Go on. Start walking. Get lost. Who knows what you'll find.' - Guardian
'Rebecca Solnit is unquestionably one of the finest non-fiction writers of her generation. Possessed of eloquence and erudition in equal measure, her books have a wonderful capacity to lead the reader on unexpected and intriguing journeys ... As with Solnit's previous books, there is an emotional, even a polemical dimension to these ideas. It is a rare writer who can write so excitingly with both heart and head.' - Scotsman
'Like Simon Schama, Solnit is a cultural historian in the desert-mystic mode, trailing ideas like swarms of butterflies.' - Harper's Magazine
'Fascinating, inspiring and beautifully written.' - George Monbiot
'Flawless scintillating prose, writing it is impossible not to admire.' - Financial Times
'The book itself is a kind of wandering, and it is hard to say where we get to, but there are good things along the way.' - Sunday Times
'Radical, humane, witty, sometimes wonderfully dandyish, at other times, impassioned and serious.' - Alain de Botton
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