Search Results: "Rebecca Solnit"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"A pamphlet more than a sustained analysis—but progressives can always use a good cheerleader."
Writer/activist Solnit (Wanderlust: A History of Walking, 2000, etc.) argues that things are not as bad as they seem for the Left. Read full book review >

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THE MOTHER OF ALL QUESTIONS by Rebecca Solnit
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 14, 2017

"As always, Solnit is eloquent and sharply insightful."
A distinguished cultural critic tackles "the binaries and boundaries of gender" while examining the continuing evolution of feminism. Read full book review >

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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TROUBLE AND SPACIOUSNESS by Rebecca Solnit
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"In her 2006 commencement talk at the University of California, Solnit implored new graduates to remake the universe by changing stories of the past and reinventing stories for the future; that advice informs these thoughtful, eloquent and often inspiring essays."
In her latest collection of previously published essays, Solnit (Men Explain Things to Me, 2014, etc.) explores troubled and troubling spaces and places that illuminate her concerns about community and power.Read full book review >

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MEN EXPLAIN THINGS TO ME by Rebecca Solnit
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2014

"Sharp narratives that illuminate and challenge the status quo of women's roles in the world. Slim in scope, but yet another good book by Solnit."
Acclaimed author and Harper's contributing editor Solnit (The Faraway Nearby, 2013, etc.) expounds on the way women are perceived in American culture and around the world. Read full book review >

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THE FARAWAY NEARBY by Rebecca Solnit
Released: June 13, 2013

"A provocative, moving mélange of personal confession and intellectual inquiry—another sui generis work from one of our most stimulating essayists."
Solnit (A Paradise Built in Hell, 2010, etc.) considers the nature and purposes of storytelling in a series of elegantly nested meditations. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A welcome contribution to the literature of photography and of California."
Gracefully written, thoroughly well-considered life of the 19th-century California immigrant whose strange experiments in photography yielded both Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1997

"Truly exceptional, a paradise for readers of travel literature."
Solnit (Savage Dreams, not reviewed, etc.) impressively plaits together the landscape, identity politics, and literature of Ireland in this exquisite piece of travel writing. Read full book review >

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WANDERLUST by Rebecca Solnit
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Full of learned asides and juicy historical tidbits: a fine addition to the literature of rambling. (First serial rights to Outside)"
A luminous study of a little-considered but essential human capability. Read full book review >

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A FIELD GUIDE TO GETTING LOST by Rebecca Solnit
NON-FICTION
Released: July 11, 2005

"Elegant essays marked by surprising shifts and unexpected connections."
Largely autobiographical meditations and wanderings through landscapes external and internal. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A serious and occasionally somber meditation on how disasters bring about the possibility for societal change."
Historical and philosophical investigation into human responses to disaster and the possibilities for community and democratic participation that can arise from them. Read full book review >

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HANK HAS A DREAM by Rebecca Dudley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Choose this book for the art, as the dream Hank recounts doesn't make for much of a plot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little bear Hank dreams away, watched over by his hummingbird friend. Read full book review >

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BUSY FARM by Rebecca Finn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2012

"Though bright and busy, it's the movable parts that really make this farm a memorable one to visit. (Board book. 1-3)"
A farming family's work is never done. Read full book review >