A Field Guide To Getting Lost

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Canongate Books, Aug 31, 2010 - Philosophy - 224 pages
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A Field Guide to Getting Lost is an investigation into loss, losing and being lost. Taking in subjects as eclectic as memory and mapmaking, Hitchcock movies and Renaissance painting, Rebecca Solnit explores the challenges of living with uncertainty. Beautifully written, this book combines memoir, history and philosophy, shedding glittering new light on the way we live now.

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She has a wonderful writing style. - Goodreads
i liked this book a lot and trust the authors insights. - Goodreads
Beautiful writing, lovely ideas, fascinating structure. - Goodreads
This is a prose poem. - Goodreads
Rebecca's writing is exquisite. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Hannah - Goodreads

Reading this book was time well spent. Solnit's introspective observations and musings knit a stream of subtle truths that would benefit us all, if we only took the time and space to wander. Read full review

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User Review  - Lara Stoudt - Goodreads

Great companion to A Faraway Nearby. Full of paradox and poetic beauty and as poignant and enlightening as many of the great spiritual memoirs. Solnit is a master weaver of stories. A must read. Read full review

About the author (2010)

REBECCA SOLNIT has written seven acclaimed works of non-fiction, including Motion Studies:Time, Space and Eadweard Muybridge (Bloomsbury) and Wanderlust: A History of Walking (Verso). An activist, columnist and cultural historian, she has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Lannan Literary Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She lives in San Francisco.

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