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Rebecca Solnit - A field guide to getting lost


“Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That's where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go."

A Field Guide to Getting Lost is a provocative investigation into the nature of loss, losing and being lost. Starting from the revelation that what is totally unknown to you is usually what you most need to discover, this book explores how finding that unknown quantity frequently requires getting lost to begin with.

Exquisitely written, this book manages to be both a heartfelt memoir, and a highly accomplished cultural study, with the bird’s eye perspective of one of the world’s most perceptive critics. Taking in subjects as eclectic as map making and memory, Hitchcock and Renaissance painting, this book confronts the challenge of living with uncertainty.

Format: Paperback, 224 pages. 
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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