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A Field Guide to Getting Lost
     

A Field Guide to Getting Lost

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by Rebecca Solnit
 

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A stimulating exploration of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown from the author of Men Explain Things To Me

Written as a series of autobiographical essays, A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Rebecca Solnit's life to explore issues of uncertainty, trust, loss, memory, desire, and place.

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Field Guide to Getting Lost 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Alokite More than 1 year ago
Rebecca Solnit's book provides many aspects of "lost" and the various implications for our lives. Things found and lost, memories forgotten and retrieved, knowing and not knowing are all presented with examples we can relate to in our own lives. Reading this book evokes emotion and memory that otherwise would remain lost and unexplored.
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catwak More than 1 year ago
This book defies classification, being part memoir and part some evanescent other -- a reverie perhaps. I found some of the writing hauntingly beautiful, but at the same time I was put off by its grammatical irregularities, as if it had been dictated into a machine that didn't frown on pronouns without antecedents or know the difference between "its" and "it's." And although I was initially charmed by the concept of getting "lost," I became increasingly disturbed by what I can only characterize as the extended expression of the writer's aesthetic and intellectual elitism. At the end, I couldn't figure out whether to be dazzled or annoyed.
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agnesjames More than 1 year ago
Since I'm just ordering the book, it's a bit difficult to write a review. I am buying the book because I enjoyed reading Solnit in a recent New Yorker.