A Field Guide to Getting Lost
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... show more
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.
Publish date: June 27th 2006
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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This book is an interesting blend of memoir, history, philosophy, nature writing, and poetics. Parts of this book were a solid 5 stars for me, while there were other parts I couldn't connect to (which was okay). The overall theme is one of being lost, not just in physical space but also within one's...
I will never think of the word "lost" the same way after reading this book. There is so much more to it now that I have realized after reading it and I was intrigued from start to finish.While some people may find it hard to find how exactly the chapters are all interconnected I would recommend appr...
This isn't a book to hurry through, but a book to savor, think back on, enjoy. Solnit is a word smith, but she uses her craft to create a warm, down-to-earth voice. The essays are all loosely tied around the themes of wandering, distance, loss, yet each approaches the topic in a slightly different...
A series of essays and thoughts on the feelings associated with being lost or losing. I fet that that they were linked, but did not always have a flow from one to the other.That said the writing in here is exceptional. Solnit writes with such a sense of place and purpose, and she is easily able to e...