A Field Guide to Getting Lost (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jun 27, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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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.


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She has a wonderful writing style. - 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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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


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About the author (2006)

Rebecca Solnit is the author of numerous books, including Hope in the Dark, River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, Wanderlust: A History of Walking, and As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art, which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. In 2003, she received the prestigious Lannan Literary Award.

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