Wanderlust : A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit

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  • Title: Wanderlust : A History of Walking
  • Author: Rebecca Solnit
  • Category: Philosophy Of Mind
  • Date: 06/01/01
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 326
  • ISBN: 140286012

 

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A passionate, thought upsetting exploration of strolling as a political and cultural exercise, from the creator of Men Explain Things to Me Drawing collectively many histories–of anatomical evolution and metropolis design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of strolling golf equipment and sexual mores–Rebecca Solnit creates an interesting portrait of the vary of potentialities introduced by strolling. Arguing that the historical past of strolling consists of strolling for pleasure in addition to for political, aesthetic, and social which means, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose on a regular basis and excessive acts have formed our tradition, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers. She profiles some of probably the most vital walkers in historical past and fiction–from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton’s Nadja–finding a profound relationship between strolling and considering and strolling and tradition. Solnit argues for the need of preserving the time and house wherein to stroll in our ever more car-dependent and accelerated world. present more

 

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