Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Verso, 2001 - 326페이지
A pastoral and poetic investigation of the politics, philosophy and human pleasure in the activity of walking. The author explores the position that landscape and walking have in the history of literature, and philosophy, whilst reminiscing on the walks she has taken in the USA, Europe and the UK. An irreverent and passionate account of human activity, the book includes profiles of some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction, from Wordsworth to Gary Synder, from Rousseau to Argentina's Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennett to Andre Breton's Nadja. Wanderlust offers a provocative examination of the interplay between the body, the imagination and the world around the walker.

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“The history of walking is an amateur history, just as walking is an amateur act.” “Walking, ideally, is a state in which the mind, the body, and the world are aligned, as though they were three ... 전체 리뷰 읽기

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If there's one thing I enjoy as much as reading, it's walking, so a book about the history of walking is right up my street. Although, this is not so much a history (at least in chronological terms ... 전체 리뷰 읽기

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저자 정보 (2001)

Rebecca Solnit writes extensively on photography and landscape. She is a contributing editor to Art Issues and Creative Camera and is the author of three books. She has contributed essays to several museum catalogues including Crimes and Splendors: The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach and the Whitney Museum's Beat Culture and the New America. She was a 1993 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

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