A Field Guide To Getting Lost

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

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User Review  - SonjaYoerg - LibraryThing

I'm convinced Rebecca Solnit could talk about any topic and I'd be keen to listen. She is well-read and sensitive, and has a mind like a bird dog, picking up the scent of one idea, hunting it either ... Read full review

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User Review  - JamesMScott - LibraryThing

An agreeable essay collection about, as the jacket says, "losing oneself in the pleasures of an experience, about wondering and being lost...", and she covers a gamut of the personal as well as ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Rebecca Solnit has written eighteen acclaimed works of non-fiction, including Hope in the Dark, Wanderlust, The Faraway Nearby, and Men Explain Things to Me. An activist, columnist and cultural historian, she has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Lannan Literary Award. She lives in San Francisco.

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