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Solnit, Rebecca

Works: 126 works in 494 publications in 9 languages and 24,344 library holdings
Genres: History  Essays  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  Maps  Pictorial works  Atlases  Posters  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Redactor, Other, Collector
Classifications: GV199.5, 303.485
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Wanderlust : a history of walking by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

60 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses walking as a political, social, and aesthetic act, exploring its history and how famous walkers such as Wordsworth, Socrates, and Jane Austen's characters used it, and explains the necessity of walking instead of always driving and hurrying
A paradise built in hell : the extraordinary communities that arise in disasters by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster, people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? Award-winning author Solnit explores this phenomena, looking at major calamities from the past 100 years
River of shadows : Eadweard Muybridge and the technological wild west by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the historical contributions of Eadweard Muybridge documents his role in filmmaking technology and as a war photographer before standing trial for the murder of his wife's lover
Men explain things to me by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

26 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her comic, scathing essay "Men Explain Things to Me," Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don't, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters. She ends on a serious note: the ultimate problem is the silencing of women who have something to say, including those saying things like, "He's trying to kill me!" This book features that now-classic essay with six complements, including an examination of the great feminist writer Virginia Woolf 's embrace of mystery, of not knowing, of doubt and ambiguity, a highly original inquiry into marriage equality, and a terrifying survey of the scope of contemporary violence against women
Hope in the dark : untold histories, wild possibilities by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Hope in the Dark, Rebecca Solnit makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argued that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on an unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next. Originally published in 2004, now with a new foreword and afterword, Solnit's influential book shines a light into the darkness of our time in an unforgettable new edition
As Eve said to the serpent : on landscape, gender, and art by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To Rebecca Solnit, the word "landscape" implies not only literal places, but also the ground on which we invent our lives and confront our innermost troubles and desires. The organic world, to Solnit, gives rise to the social, political, and philosophical landscapes we inhabit. As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art skillfully weaves the natural world with the realm of art - its history, techniques, and criticism - to offer a remarkable compendium of Solnit's research and ruminations." "The nineteen pieces in this book range from the intellectual formality of traditional art criticism to highly personal, lyrical meditations. All are distinguished by Solnit's vivid, original style that blends imaginative associations with penetrating insights. These thoughts produce quirky, intelligent, and wryly humorous content as Solnit ranges across disciplines to explore nuclear test sites, the meaning of national borders, deserts, clouds, and caves - as well as ideas of the feminine and the sublime as they relate to our physical and psychological terrains." "Sixty images throughout the book display the work of the contemporary artists under discussion, including landscape photographers, performance artists, sculptors, and installation artists. Alongside her text, Solnit's gallery of images provides a vivid excursion into new ways of perceiving landscape, bodies, and art. Animals and the human body appear together with space and terra firma as Solnit reconfigures the blurred lines that define nature."--Jacket
Storming the gates of paradise : landscapes for politics by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebecca Solnit has made a vocation of journeying into difficult territory and reporting back, as an environmentalist, antiglobalization activist, and public intellectual. This anthology of her essential essays from the past ten years takes the reader from the Pyrenees to the U.S.-Mexican border, from San Francisco to London, from open sky to the deepest mines, and from the antislavery struggles of two hundred years ago to today's street protests. The nearly forty essays collected here comprise a unique guidebook to the American landscape after the millennium--not just the deserts, skies, gardens, and wilderness areas that have long made up Solnit's subject matter, but the social landscape of democracy and repression, of borders, ruins, and protests. She ventures into territories as dark as prison and as sublime as a broad vista, revealing beauty in the harshest landscape and political struggle in the most apparently serene view.--From publisher description
After the ruins, 1906 and 2006 : rephotographing the San Francisco earthquake and fire by Mark Klett( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How has San Francisco's urban landscape changed in the hundred years since the earthquake and cataclysmic firestorms that destroyed three-quarters of the city in 1906? For this provocative rephotography project, photographer Klett has gone to the same locations pictured in 45 photographs taken in the days following the 1906 earthquake and fires, and precisely duplicated each photograph's vantage point. The result is a powerful comparison that challenges our preconceptions about time, history, and culture. Features an essay by noted environmental historian Philip Fradkin on the events surrounding and following the 1906 earthquake, which he describes as "the equivalent of an intensive, three-day bombing raid."--Publisher description
Hollow city : the siege of San Francisco and the crisis of American urbanism by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the displacement of the art and lifestyles of many of San Francisco's inhabitants by the economic boom and wealthy newcomers
Infinite city : a San Francisco atlas by Ben Pease( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Atlas] of principal landmarks and treasures of the region, including butterly species, queer sites, murders, coffee, water, power, contingent identities, social types, libraries, early morning bars, the lost labor landscape of 1960, and the monumental Monterey cypresses of San Francisco; of indigenous place names, women environmentalists, toxins, food sites, right wing organizations, World War II shipyards, Zen Buddhist centers, salmon migration, and musical histories of the Bay Area; with details of cultural geogrpahies of the Mission District, the Fillmore's culture wars and metamorphoses, the racial discourses of the United Nations Plaza, the south of Market world that redevelpment devoured, and other significant phenomena, vanished and extant."
Savage dreams : a journey into the hidden wars of the American West by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savage Dreams is a story about civil disobedience, landscape painting and photography, Indian wars, place names, Henry David Thoreau, many heroines, a few conquistadors, Adam and Eve in and out of Paradise, physicists, country music, nuclear fallout, gardens, storytelling, walking, traveling, home and friendship
Eliot Porter : the color of wildness by Eliot Porter( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of photographs taken by Eliot Porter which "represent an eloquent call to respect and value nature, while taking careful note of humanity's varied relationship with it."
The mother of all questions by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays, Solnit offers a timely commentary on gender and feminism. Her subjects include women who refuse to be silenced, misogynistic violence, the fragile masculinity of the literary canon, the recent history of rape jokes, and much more
Yosemite in time : ice ages, tree clocks, ghost rivers by Mark Klett( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yosemite is a world-famous location that has attracted famous photographers such as Eadward Muybridge, Edward Weston, and Ansel Adams, environmental organizations, rock climbers, and tourists. This book puts the park in a new light, with rephotography of some of the most enduring photos taken at Yosemite and three essays by noted critic Rebecca Solnit. The photographs and essays reconsider the iconic status of Yosemite in America's conception of wilderness, questioning how the park was defined by its first visitors and offering new ideas for an America--and a park--that has changed dramatically since tourists first set foot in Yosemite Valley. Jarring and insightful, this is an intimate reconsideration of a park that millions of people hold dear.--From publisher description
The best American essays 2015( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2014 which were originally published in American periodicals
The encyclopedia of trouble and spaciousness by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The incomparable Rebecca Solnit, author of more than a dozen acclaimed books of nonfiction, brings the same dazzling writing to the twenty-nine essays in The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness. As the title suggests, the territory of Solnit's concerns is vast, and in her signature alchemical style she combines commentary on history, justice, war and peace, and explorations of place, art, and community, all while writing with the lyricism of a poet to achieve incandescence and wisdom. Gathered here are celebrated iconic essays along with little-known pieces that create a powerful survey of the world we live in. In its encyclopedic reach and its generous compassion, Solnit's collection charts a way through the thickets of our complex social and political worlds. Like the women who've pioneered before her-Sontag, Didion, and Dillard-her essays are a beacon."--
The best American science and nature writing 2014( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of nature and science essays published in American periodicals in 2013, including works by such authors as Katherine Bagley, Barbara Kingsolver, Fred Pearce, and Carl Zimmer
Savage dreams : a journey into the landscape wars of the American West by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together they serve as our national Eden and Armageddon and offer up a lot of the history of the west, not only in terms of Indian and environmental wars, but in terms of the relationship between culture - the generation of beliefs and views - and its implementation as politics."--Jacket
A book of migrations : some passages in Ireland by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnicity and nationalism in one of their great mythic sources. A Book of Migrations is a postcolonial revision of conventional travel literature. In her passage through Ireland, Rebecca Solnit portrays in microcosm a history made of great human tides of invasion, colonization, emigration, nomadism and tourism. Travel itself produces its own versions of memory and identity, and travel's transformation into the information age's pre-eminent industry - tourism - comes
A field guide to getting lost by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether she is contemplating the history of walking as a cultural and political experience over the past two hundred years (Wanderlust), or using the life of photographer Eadweard Muybridge as a lens to discuss the transformations of space and time in late nineteenth-century America (River of Shadows), Rebecca Solnit has emerged as an inventive and original writer whose mind is daring in the connections it makes. A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Solnit's own life to explore issues of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown. The result is a distinctive, stimulating, and poignant voyage of discovery
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A paradise built in hell : the extraordinary communities that arise in disasters
Alternative Names
Rebecca Solnit Amerikaans kunsthistorica

Rebecca Solnit amerikansk författare, journalist och essäist

Rebecca Solnit US-amerikanische Essayistin und Kulturhistorikerin

רבקה סולניט

리베카 솔닛 미국의 저술가

솔닛, 레베카

솔닛, 리베카

ソルニット, レベッカ


A paradise built in hell : the extraordinary communities that arise in disastersRiver of shadows : Eadweard Muybridge and the technological wild westHope in the dark : untold histories, wild possibilitiesAs Eve said to the serpent : on landscape, gender, and artStorming the gates of paradise : landscapes for politicsAfter the ruins, 1906 and 2006 : rephotographing the San Francisco earthquake and fireHollow city : the siege of San Francisco and the crisis of American urbanismInfinite city : a San Francisco atlas