A Field Guide to Getting Lost
A stimulating exploration of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown from the author of Men Explain Things To Me
Written as a series of autobiographical essays, A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Rebecca Solnit's life to explore issues of uncertainty, trust, loss, memory, desire, and place. Solnit is interested in the stories we use to navigate our way through the world, and the places we traverse, from wilderness to cities, in finding ourselves, or losing ourselves. While deeply personal, her own stories link up to larger stories, from captivity narratives of early Americans to the use of the color blue in Renaissance painting, not to mention encounters with tortoises, monks, punk rockers, mountains, deserts, and the movie Vertigo. The result is a distinctive, stimulating voyage of discovery.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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