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Wanderlust free pdf 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.

About Rebecca Solnit

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.

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Author : Rebecca Solnit
Publisher : Verso Books
Data Published : 19 May 2006
ISBN : 1844675580
EAN : 9781844675586
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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