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The faraway nearby / Rebecca Solnit.

Solnit, Rebecca. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library 814.54 SOL (Text) 33500011018173 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library 814.54 SOL (Text) 33500011018181 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780670025961 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0670025968 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 259 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, 2013

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Apricots -- Mirrors -- Ice -- Flight -- Breath -- Wound -- Knot -- Unwound -- Breath -- Flight -- Ice -- Mirrors -- Apricots.
Summary, etc.: A companion to "A Field Guide for Getting Lost" explores the ways that people construct lives from stories and connect to each other through empathy, narrative, and imagination, sharing anecdotes about historical figures and members of the author's own family.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 June #1
    The catalyst for the latest spiraling inquiry by Lannan Literary Award–winning creative nonfiction master Solnit is her mother's Alzheimer's. Solnit considers memory and its mutations, contemplates the harvest of a backyard apricot tree, and celebrates the pleasures and revelations of reading and writing—"You have an intimacy with the far away and distance from the near at hand." Drawing on intrepid research, she analyzes with verve and exceptional fluency in metaphor the pivotal roles stories play in our private and social lives, pondering the infinite resonance of fairy tales and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Working with a sequence of repeating motifs—apricots, mirrors, ice, flight, breath, wound, knot—Solnit chronicles her residency in Iceland at the Library of Water and offers surprising and stirring observations about chemical pollution and polar bears, Dutch still lifes and Che Guevara, symbiosis and butterflies, the "mesmerizing art" of spinning and Buddhism, and her own alarming "medical adventure." Solnit's ensouling facility with language and profound perception of "physical and psychic geography" shape her complexly evocative musings on how we extract meaning from inheritance, feeling, place, and experience. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rebecca Solnit is the author of twelve books, including A Paradise Built in Hell, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, River of Shadows, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Mark Lynton History Prize, and Wanderlust. The recipient of a Lannan Literary Award, she lives in San Francisco.

Rebecca Solnit is the author of twelve books, including A Paradise Built in Hell,A Field Guide to Getting Lost, River of Shadows, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Mark Lynton History Prize, andWanderlust. The recipient of a Lannan Literary Award, she lives in San Francisco.

Subject: Solnit, Rebecca.
Autobiography > Authorship.
American essays
Storytelling.
Narration (Rhetoric) > Psychological aspects.
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