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    DescriptionWhat does it mean to be out walking in the world, whether in a landscape or a metropolis, on a pilgrimage or a protest march? In this first general history of walking, Rebecca Solnit draws together many histories to create a range of possibilities for this most basic act. Arguing that walking as history means walking for pleasure and for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit homes in on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from the peripatetic philosophers of ancient Greece to the poets of the Romantic Age, from the perambulations of the Surrealists to the ascents of mountaineers. With profiles of some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction - from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Rousseau to Argentina's Mother of the Plaza de Mayo, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja - "Wanderlust" offers a provocative and profound examination of the interplay between the body, the imagination, and the world around the walker.


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    Title
    Wanderlust
    Subtitle
    A History of Walking
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rebecca Solnit
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844675586
    ISBN 10: 1844675580
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15710
    BIC subject category V2: WSZC
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: HBT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.2
    BISAC V2.8: SPO050000
    DC22: 796.5109
    BISAC V2.8: PHI015000
    Thema V1.0: SZC, NHT
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    19 May 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Rebecca Solnit is the author of, among other works, Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; and (also from Verso) A Book of Migrations: Some Passages in Ireland.
    Review quote
    "A history of walking that is about time and space and consciousness of the world as much as about putting one foot in front of the other." --The Times "A writer of startling freshness and precision." -- New York Times Book Review