A Field Guide to Getting Lost

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Penguin, Jun 27, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
258 Reviews
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
Her prose is exceptional and thick. - Goodreads
Rebecca's writing is exquisite. - Goodreads
Rebecca Solnit is a WONDERFUL writer. - 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

Contents

Open Door
The Blue of Distance
The Blue of Distance
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Rebecca Solnit is the author of "A Book of Migrations: Some Rebecca Solnit is the author of "A Book of Migrations: Some Passages in Ireland" (1997), among other books. She lives inPassages in Ireland" (1997), among other books. She lives in San Francisco. In 2003, she was awarded the Lannan Literary San Francisco. In 2003, she was awarded the Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction. Award for Nonfiction.

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