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 Solnit is a WONDERFUL writer. - Goodreads
This is a prose poem. - Goodreads
A beautiful writer and thinker. - Goodreads
Excellent essays on space, writing, and the color blue. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sara M. Watson - Goodreads

Reading about The Blue of Distance in A Field Guide to Getting Lost while in front of the Pacific Ocean was trascendentalónot at all surprising given Solnit's ability to weave ideas and times and ... Read full review

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Loved it. Intelligent, insightful and inspirational. Weaving together ideas and experiences with a poignant lyricism. 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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