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The Faraway Nearby - Rebecca Solnit
The Faraway Nearby
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This personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy from award winner Rebecca Solnit is a fitting companion to her beloved A Field Guide for Getting Lost In this exquisitely written new book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives... show more
This personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy from award winner Rebecca Solnit is a fitting companion to her beloved A Field Guide for Getting Lost 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 stories—of her mother and her decline from memory loss, of a trip to Iceland, of an illness—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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670025961 (0670025968)
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 259
Edition language: English
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Overdue
Overdue rated it
5.0 Stories told are usually not what is heard. Perspective!
I loved this massive quilt of patchwork essays embroidered with new words, derivations, original ideas, folk lore, stories, and personal truths which are spun by Rebecca Solnit, an author who I have never heard of and know nothing about. I take that back. As I read this brilliant and textured work, ...
Garden-of-Stars
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4.0 The Faraway Nearby
Ah, Rebecca Solnit has not failed with this book. I loved "A Field Guide to Getting Lost" and greatly looked forward to this one, reading that it's from the same vein as the other.This book has one very unique aspect that I haven't seen in any other book: there is a separate story written on the bot...
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lisa's reviews rated it
4.0
This book was interesting..... every time I got fed up with it and thought about putting it aside, it got really good. I liked reading about her interpretation of fairy tales, and her essay on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Somewhat boring and much too introspective in some places, but overall a dec...
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