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  • ISBN: 9780593083338
  • ISBN: 0593083334
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Viking, [2020]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Looking glass house -- Foghorn and gospel -- Annihilators -- Unbecoming -- Freely at night -- Hopscotch -- Otherwise -- Lifelines -- Afterword : despite everything.
Summary, etc.:
"In this memoir, celebrated author, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit relates how she found her voice as a writer and as a feminist during the 1980s in San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender violence on the street and the exclusion of women from cultural arenas. Then in her early twenties, Solnit tells of being poor, hopeful, and adrift in the city, which became her great teacher; of the small apartment she found, which became a home in which to metamorphosize; of how punk rock gave form and voice to her own fury and explosive energy. Solnit explores the way some men attempted to erase her, to shut her up, keep her out and challenge her credibility, as well as contemplating other kinds of nonexistence of groups for gender, ethnicity, and orientation. Her book ends with what liberated her as a person and as a writer--books themselves, the gay men and community who presented a new model of what else gender, family, and celebration could be, and her awakening to the spacious landscapes of the American west, which taught her how to write in the way she has ever since. Recollections of My Nonexistence connects Solnit's hugely popular polemical feminist writings of the last decade with the more lyrical, personal writing of her beloved earlier books A Field Guide to Getting Lost and The Faraway Nearby. This book is for everyone who has endured erasure and dismissal while coming of age in male-dominated spaces"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    *Starred Review* An inquisitive, perceptive, and original thinker and enthralling writer with more than 20 salient books to her name, Solnit has created an unconventional and galvanizing memoir-in-essays that shares key, often terrifying, formative moments in her valiant writing life. Already living on her own at 19, Solnit moved into a light-filled apartment in San Francisco in the early 1980s and lived and wrote there for a quarter of a century, learning invaluable lessons in self and community from her African American and gay neighbors and watching the city change. Solnit muses on her love of reading and wandering and recounts how she found her way to writing nonfiction that evokes life both factual and felt. She also illuminates with piercing lyricism the body-and-soul dangers women face in our complexly, violently misogynist world. Her own encounters with sexual aggression taught her "the art of nonexistence, since existence was so perilous," yet Solnit has sent herself on intrepid journeys in pursuit of understanding the contradictions of existence. An activist as well as a writer steeped in history, landscapes, and art, Solnit has become a feminist hero for her critiques of sexist acts great and small, while remaining dedicated to change and hope. This is an incandescent addition to the literature of dissent and creativity. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    *Starred Review* An inquisitive, perceptive, and original thinker and enthralling writer with more than 20 salient books to her name, Solnit has created an unconventional and galvanizing memoir-in-essays that shares key, often terrifying, formative moments in her valiant writing life. Already living on her own at 19, Solnit moved into a light-filled apartment in San Francisco in the early 1980s and lived and wrote there for a quarter of a century, learning invaluable lessons in self and community from her African American and gay neighbors and watching the city change. Solnit muses on her love of reading and wandering and recounts how she found her way to writing nonfiction that evokes life both factual and felt. She also illuminates with piercing lyricism the body-and-soul dangers women face in our complexly, violently misogynist world. Her own encounters with sexual aggression taught her "the art of nonexistence, since existence was so perilous," yet Solnit has sent herself on intrepid journeys in pursuit of understanding the contradictions of existence. An activist as well as a writer steeped in history, landscapes, and art, Solnit has become a feminist hero for her critiques of sexist acts great and small, while remaining dedicated to change and hope. This is an incandescent addition to the literature of dissent and creativity. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rebecca Solnit is the author of more than twenty books, including A Field Guide to Getting Lost, The Faraway Nearby, A Paradise Built in Hell, River of Shadows, and Wanderlust. She is also the author of Men Explain Things to Me and many essays on feminism, activism and social change, hope, and the climate crisis. A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a regular contributor to The Guardian and other publications.

Subject: Solnit, Rebecca.
Women authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Solnit, Rebecca.
Women authors, American.
Genre: Biography.
Search Results Showing Item 8 of 1251 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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