9780143037248

A Field Guide to Getting Lost

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143037248

  • ISBN10:

    0143037242

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/27/2006
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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Summary

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 Lostdraws on emblematic moments and relationships in Solnit’s own life to explore the issues of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown. The result is a distinctive, stimulating, and poignant voyage of discovery. BACKCOVER: A meditation on the pleasures and terrors of getting lost” —The New Yorker This indispensable California writer’s most personal book yet.” —San Francisco Chronicle An intriguing amalgam of personal memoir, philosophical speculation, natural lore, cultural history, and art criticism . . . a book to set you wandering down strangely fruitful trails of thought.” —Los Angeles Times

Author Biography

Rebecca Solnit is the author of ten books. In 2003, she received the prestigious Lannan Literary Award.

Table of Contents

Open Door 1(26)
The Blue of Distance 27(16)
Daisy Chains 43(20)
The Blue of Distance 63(22)
Abandon 85(26)
The Blue of Distance 111(16)
Two Arrowheads 127(26)
The Blue of Distance 153(24)
One-Story House 177(30)
Sources 207

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