A Field Guide to Getting Lost

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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
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Rebecca Solnit is a WONDERFUL writer. - Goodreads
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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


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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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