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
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 trascendental—not at all surprising given Solnit's ability to weave ideas and times and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erica Lowe - Goodreads

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