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
Rebecca's writing is exquisite. - Goodreads
This is a prose poem. - Goodreads
Rebecca Solnit is a WONDERFUL writer. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Geri Degruy - Goodreads

Rebecca Solnit is a WONDERFUL writer. This book is in part about the wonders and perils of getting lost. There is a lot to say about that and it's interesting.But the treasure is in the beautiful ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lori Belloir - Goodreads

I give this book a read every fall because her writing is like a warm blanket; she weaves in and out between stream of consciousness-like thoughts and storytelling with such lush, descriptive language ... 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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