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
Her prose is exceptional and thick. - Goodreads
Rebecca's writing is exquisite. - Goodreads
Rebecca Solnit is a WONDERFUL writer. - Goodreads
A beautiful writer and thinker. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Pi James - Goodreads

Had to read this book over a longer period, unable to devour it in one or two sittings... often would have to put it down to think about ideas, phrases or wander off to read something else. There is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alex Lee - Goodreads

Pretty amazing book. Solnit approaches "lost" as more than an epistemological concept directly outwards. She wraps this conception around itself and demonstrates through as series of vignettes ... 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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