A Field Guide to Getting Lost

By | November 21, 2017
A Field Guide to Getting Lost Author Rebecca Solnit
ISBN-10 0143037242
ISBN-13 9780143037248
Year 2006-06-27
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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A stimulating exploration of wandering being lost and the uses of the unknown from the author of Men Explain Things To MeWritten 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 earlyAmericans 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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