πŸ“’ Author : Rebecca Solnit
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006-06-27
πŸ“’ Pages : 224
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1101118717
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.


πŸ“’ Author : Rebecca Solnit
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-06-13
πŸ“’ Pages : 272
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781101622773
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : From the author of Men Explain Things to Me, a personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy – a fitting companion to Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award In this exquisitely written new book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination. In the course of unpacking some of her own storiesβ€”of her mother and her decline from memory loss, of a trip to Iceland, of an illnessβ€”Solnit revisits fairytales and entertains other stories: about arctic explorers, Che Guevara among the leper colonies, and Mary Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein, about warmth and coldness, pain and kindness, decay and transformation, making art and making self. Woven together, these stories create a map which charts the boundaries and territories of storytelling, reframing who each of us is and how we might tell our story. From the Trade Paperback edition.


πŸ“’ Author : Rebecca Solnit
πŸ“’ Publisher : Verso Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-09-05
πŸ“’ Pages : 208
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781844677085
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Travel

SYNOPSIS : "A brilliant meditation on travel."β€”The New York Times In this acclaimed exploration of the culture of others, Rebecca Solnit travels through Ireland, the land of her long-forgotten maternal ancestors. A Book of Migrations portrays in microcosm a history made of great human tides of invasion, colonization, emigration, nomadism and tourism. Enriched by cross-cultural comparisons with the history of the American West, A Book of Migrations carves a new route through Ireland's history, literature and landscape.


πŸ“’ Author : Anne Carson
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015-06-23
πŸ“’ Pages : 120
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0934324700
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Art

SYNOPSIS : "The Blue of Distance," published to accompany a group exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum, is a reflection on the color blue's uncanny relationship to absence, desire and distance. Featuring photography, drawing, sculpture and sound by the artists Vija Celmins, Jason Dodge, FΓ©lix GonzΓ‘lez-Torres, Roni Horn, Marie Jager, Catherine Opie, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Cy Twombly and Cerith Wyn Evans, the publication explores the blue at the far edge of what can be seen, the color of the horizon, the ocean and the immaterial. Weaving together a larger narrative about the distance between us and the objects of our desire, the catalogue includes an essay by Courtenay Finn, an excerpt from Rebecca Solnit's "A Field Guide to Getting Lost" and a new piece by Anne Carson.


πŸ“’ Author : Rebecca Solnit
πŸ“’ Publisher : Verso
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2002
πŸ“’ Pages : 192
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1859843638
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Architecture

SYNOPSIS : Reporting from the frontlines of gentrification in San Francisco's Mission District, the author deplores the skyrocketing rents and corporate buy-outs that may be coming soon to a neighbourhood near you.


πŸ“’ Author : Rebecca Solnit
πŸ“’ Publisher : Granta Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-09-06
πŸ“’ Pages :
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781783784981
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Collections

SYNOPSIS : Beginning with the election of Donald Trump ("The Loneliest Man in the World") and expanding back and forth into American history, surveillance, violence against the individual, the denormalizing of misogyny and the rehumanizing of public space. The ultimate focus of the book is climate and feminist activism, bringing Solnit's trademark deep analysis to bear on a range of contemporary crises. And again, and spectacularly, she shows us how to hope.


πŸ“’ Author : Rebecca Solnit
πŸ“’ Publisher : Granta Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-11-06
πŸ“’ Pages :
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781783780808
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Collections

SYNOPSIS : Rebecca Solnit's essay 'Men Explain Things to Me' has become a touchstone of the feminist movement, inspired the term 'mansplaining', and established Solnit as one of the leading feminist thinkers of our time - one who has inspired everyone from radical activists to Beyonc Knowles. Collected here in print for the first time is the essay itself, along with the best of Solnit's feminist writings. From rape culture to mansplaining, from French sex scandals to marriage and the nuclear family, from Virginia Woolf to colonialism, these essays are a fierce and incisive exploration of the issues that a patriarchal culture will not necessarily acknowledge as 'issues' at all. With grace and energy, and in the most exquisite and inviting of prose, Rebecca Solnit proves herself a vital leading figure of the feminist movement and a radical, humane thinker.


πŸ“’ Author : Rebecca Solnit
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014
πŸ“’ Pages : 334
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1595341986
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : A volume of 29 essays by the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of The Faraway Nearby lyrically combines commentary on history, justice, war and peace with explorations of place, art and community. 15,000 first printing.


πŸ“’ Author : Rebecca Solnit
πŸ“’ Publisher : Granta Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-05-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 336
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781783780754
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Collections

SYNOPSIS : What does it mean to be out walking in the world, whether in a landscape or a metropolis, on a pilgrimage or a protest march? In this first general history of walking, Rebecca Solnit draws together many histories to create a range of possibilities for this most basic act. Arguing that walking as history means walking for pleasure and for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit homes in on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from the peripatetic philosophers of ancient Greece to the poets of the Romantic Age, from the perambulations of the Surrealists to the ascents of mountaineers. With profiles of some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction - from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Rousseau to Argentina's Mother of the Plaza de Mayo, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja - Wanderlust offers a provocative and profound examination of the interplay between the body, the imagination, and the world around the walker.


πŸ“’ Author : Rebecca Solnit
πŸ“’ Publisher : Granta Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017-05-25
πŸ“’ Pages :
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781783783564
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Collections

SYNOPSIS : Following on from the success of Men Explain Things to Me comes a new collection of essays in which Rebecca Solnit opens up a feminism for all of us: one that doesn't stigmatize women's lives, whether they include spouses and children or not; that brings empathy to the silences in men's lives as well as the silencing of women's lives; celebrates the ways feminism has shifted in recent years to reclaim rape jokes, revise canons, and rethink our everyday lives.