A Book of Migrations: Some Passages in Ireland

A Book of Migrations: Some Passages in Ireland


By (author) Rebecca Solnit


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  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Format: Paperback | 196 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 201mm x 15mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 29 June 1998
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1859841864
  • ISBN 13: 9781859841860
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

Product description

A Book of Migrations is a postcolonial revision of conventional travel literature. In her passage through Ireland, Rebecca Solnit portrays in microcosm a history made of great human tides of invasion, colonization, emigration, nomadism and tourism. Her observations carve a new3 route through Ireland's history, literature and landscape.

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Author information

Rebecca Solnit is author of Secret Exhibition: Six California Artists of the Cold War Era, Savage Dreams: A Journey into the Hidden Wars of the American West. She lives in San Francisco.

Review quote

"For an age half-convinced that travel writing as such is exhausted, there comes the option of meta-travel: writing that speculates on the meaning of travel even as the trip goes on. Such is the dizzying route taken by Rebecca Solnit... a writer of startling freshness and precision. Her book provides a brilliant meditation on travel." - New York Times Book Review "Solnit impressively plaits together the landscape, identity politics, and literature of Ireland in this exquisite piece of writing. Truly exceptional, a paradise for readers." - Kirkus Reviews ""This sensual and intellectually stimulating foray portrays an Ireland that the casual tourist might miss."" - Publishers Weekly