Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit - PDF free download eBook

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  • Published: Oct 23, 2015
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Drawing together many histories-of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores-Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that...

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ISBN
9781101199558
Publisher
Penguin Group (USA)
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Book language
English
Pages
336
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3024 kB

Some brief overview of this book

Drawing together many histories-of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores-Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers. She profiles some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction-from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Jane Austens Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Bretons Nadja-finding a profound relationship between walking and thinking and walking and culture.

Solnit argues for the necessity of preserving the time and space in which to walk in our ever more car-dependent and accelerated world.

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Solnit is the author of numerous books, including Hope in the Dark, River of Shadows Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, Wanderlust A History of Walking, and As Eve Said to the Serpent On Landscape, Gender, and Art, which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. In 2003, she received the prestigious Lannan Literary Award. iles some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction-from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Jane Austens Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Bretons Nadja-finding a profound relationship between walking and thinking and walking and culture. Solnit argues for the necessity of preserving the time and space in which to walk in our ever more car-dependent and accelerated world.

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