A Field Guide To Getting Lost

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Canongate Books, Aug 31, 2010 - Philosophy - 224 pages
In this investigation into loss, losing and being lost, Rebecca Solnit explores the challenges of living with uncertainty. A Field Guide to Getting Lost takes in subjects as eclectic as memory and mapmaking, Hitchcock movies and Renaissance painting, Beautifully written, this book combines memoir, history and philosophy, shedding glittering new light on the way we live now.

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User Review  - Paul-the-well-read - LibraryThing

This is an engaging collection of essays, some quite personal, others dealing with various bits of history while still others offer intriguing biographical information about various world figures ... Read full review

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User Review  - PDCRead - LibraryThing

A series of essays and thoughts on the feelings associated with being lost or losing. I felt that that they were linked, but did not always have a flow from one to the other. That said the writing in ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Rebecca Solnit has written eighteen acclaimed works of non-fiction, including Hope in the Dark, Wanderlust, The Faraway Nearby, and Men Explain Things to Me. An activist, columnist and cultural historian, she has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Lannan Literary Award. She lives in San Francisco.

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