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- Publisher: Penguin USA
- Format: Paperback | 209 pages
- Dimensions: 127mm x 193mm x 18mm | 159g
- Publication date: 30 June 2006
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0143037242
- ISBN 13: 9780143037248
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 13,579
Whether she is contemplating the history of walking as a cultural and political experience over the past two hundred years (Wanderlust), or using the life of photographer Eadweard Muybridge as a lens to discuss the transformations of space and time in late nineteenth-century America (River of Shadows), Rebecca Solnit has emerged as an inventive and original writer whose mind is daring in the connections it makes. A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Solnit's own life to explore issues of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown. The result is a distinctive, stimulating, and poignant voyage of discovery.
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Rebecca Solnit is the author of numerous books, including "Hope in the Dark," "River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West," "Wanderlust: A History of Walking," and "As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art," which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. In 2003, she received the prestigious Lannan Literary Award.
"Solnit is who Susan Sontag might have become if Sontag had never forsaken California for Manhattan."