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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In A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Rebecca Solnit examines the differing ideas of being lost and how one finds one’s place in the world. The book is part memoir and part philosophy, examining moments ... Read full review

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Earlier this year I was at a BookBar event where a staff member was playing matchmaker with attendees and books. I told her I had recently read Annie Dillard’s book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. It was ... Read full review

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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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