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Language: English
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The author of the book: Rebecca Solnit
Edition: Granta
Date of issue: May 1st 2014
ISBN: 1783780398
ISBN 13: 9781783780396
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What 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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Ebook Wanderlust: A History of Walking read Online! Rebecca Solnit is an American author who often writes on the environment, politics, place, and art. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications in print and online, including the Guardian newspaper and Harper's Magazine, where she is the first woman to regularly write the Easy Chair column founded in 1851. She is also a regular contributor to the political blog TomDispatch and to LitHub.

Solnit has received two NEA fellowships for Literature, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan literary fellowship, and a 2004 Wired Rave Award for writing on the effects of technology on the arts and humanities. In 2010 Utne Reader magazine named Solnit as one of the "25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World". Her The Faraway Nearby (2013) was nominated for a National Book Award, and shortlisted for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award.

For River of Shadows, Solnit was honored with the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism and the 2004 Sally Hacker Prize from the Society for the History of Technology, which honors exceptional scholarship that reaches beyond the academy toward a broad audience. Solnit was also awarded Harvard's Mark Lynton History Prize in 2004 for River of Shadows. In 2003, she received the prestigious Lannan Literary Award.

She grew up in San Francisco and enrolled in an alternative schooling program and earned a GED instead of a high school diploma. At 19 she left for France, then returned to finish her undergraduate studies at San Francisco State University. She then earned a master's in journalism from UC Berkeley in 1984.

She is credited with the concept behind the term "mansplaining."



Reviews of the Wanderlust: A History of Walking


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This book is awesome!

TEDDY

Put it on the toilet paper! or the fireplace!

PHOEBE

A hard, shocking, but extremely useful book that makes you think!

MOHAMMED

The idea is great, but sometimes the text suffers

AMY

Interesting and nontrivial story




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