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  • Wanderlustby Rebecca Solnit

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 16.00

    Drawing together many histories-of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores-Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, aesthetic, and social meaning,... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousnessby Rebecca Solnit

    Trinity University Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    The incomparable Rebecca Solnit, author of more than a dozen acclaimed, prizewinning books of nonfiction, brings the same dazzling writing to the essays in Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness . As the title suggests, the territory of Solnit?s concerns is vast, and in her signature alchemical style she combines commentary on history, justice,... more...

  • A Paradise Built in Hellby Rebecca Solnit

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 16.00

    "The freshest, deepest, most optimistic account of human nature I've come across in years." -Bill McKibben The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community,... more...

  • A Book of Migrationsby Rebecca Solnit

    Verso Books 2011; US$ 16.95

    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... more...

  • The Faraway Nearbyby Rebecca Solnit

    Granta Publications 2013; US$ 22.65

    Gifts come in many guises. One summer, Rebecca Solnit was bequeathed a hundred pounds of ripening apricots, which lay on her bedroom floor - a windfall, a riddle, an emergency to be dealt with. The fruit came from a neglected tree that her mother, gradually succumbing to memory loss, could no longer tend to. From this unexpected inheritance came stories,... more...

  • Wanderlustby Rebecca Solnit

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 13.32

    A profound and meandering modern classic about the historical, political and philosophical paths traced by walkers, their routes and the act of walking more...

  • Men Explain Things to Meby Rebecca Solnit

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 11.95

    A landmark essay that went viral, inspired the word “mansplaining,? and prompted fierce arguments. more...

  • Storming the Gates of Paradiseby Rebecca Solnit

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 26.95

    Rebecca Solnit has made a vocation of journeying into difficult territory and reporting back, as an environmentalist, antiglobalization activist, and public intellectual. Storming the Gates of Paradise , an anthology of her essential essays from the past ten years, takes the reader from the Pyrenees to the U.S.--Mexican border, from San Francisco... more...

  • Savage Dreamsby Rebecca Solnit

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    "A beautiful, absorbing, tragic book."?Larry McMurtry In 1851, a war began in what would become Yosemite National Park, a war against the indigenous inhabitants. A century later?in 1951?and a hundred and fifty miles away, another war began when the U.S. government started setting off nuclear bombs at the Nevada Test Site. It was called a nuclear testing... more...

  • The Faraway Nearbyby Rebecca Solnit

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    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... more...