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Solnit, Rebecca

Works: 146 works in 600 publications in 11 languages and 25,875 library holdings
Genres: History  Essays  Biography  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  Maps  Atlases  Exhibition, pictorial works  Pictorial works  Illustrated works 
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Men explain things to me by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

39 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,166 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
Storming the gates of paradise : landscapes for politics by Rebecca Solnit( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,855 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
Wanderlust : a history of walking by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

61 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,762 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 1,685 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
The encyclopedia of trouble and spaciousness by Rebecca Solnit( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,219 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."--
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 1,191 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
Hope in the dark : untold histories, wild possibilities by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,148 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
Savage dreams : a journey into the landscape wars of the American West by Rebecca Solnit( )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 1,023 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
Thank you, anarchy : notes from the occupy apocalypse by Nathan Schneider( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thank You, Anarchy is an up-close, inside account of Occupy Wall Street's first year in New York City, written by one of the first reporters to cover the phenomenon. Nathan Schneider chronicles the origins and explosive development of the Occupy movement through the eyes of the organizers who tried to give shape to an uprising always just beyond their control. Capturing the voices, encounters, and beliefs that powered the movement, Schneider brings to life the General Assembly meetings, the chaotic marches, the split-second decisions, and the moments of doubt as Occupy swelled from a hashtag online into a global phenomenon. A compelling study of the spirit that drove this watershed movement, Thank You, Anarchy vividly documents how the Occupy experience opened new social and political possibilities and registered a chilling indictment of the status quo. It was the movement's most radical impulses, this account shows, that shook millions out of a failed tedium and into imagining, and fighting for, a better kind of future
The mother of all questions by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

15 editions published in 2017 in 4 languages and held by 889 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
As Eve said to the serpent : on landscape, gender, and art by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 622 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
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 505 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 )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 489 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( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 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 Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1851, a war began in what would become Yosemite National Park, a war that has yet to come to a real conclusion. A century later and about a hundred and fifty miles away as the crow flies, another war began when the U.S. government began setting off nuclear bombs at the Nevada Test Site, in what was called a nuclear testing program but functioned as a war against the land and people of the Great Basin. Savage Dreams is an exploration of these two landscapes, the arid and forbidden expanse of the Nevada Test Site, and the celebrated, crowded landscape of Yosemite National Park. Together they serve as our national Eden and Armageddon, though their real histories complicate the meanings of such mythical places
Eliot Porter : the color of wildness by Eliot Porter( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 438 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."
Yosemite in time : ice ages, tree clocks, ghost rivers by Mark Klett( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 409 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 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2014 which were originally published in American periodicals
The best American science and nature writing 2014( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 387 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
Unfathomable city : a New Orleans atlas by Rebecca Solnit( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like the bestselling Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, this book is a brilliant reinvention of the traditional atlas, one that provides a vivid, complex look at the multi-faceted nature of New Orleans, a city replete with contradictions. More than twenty essays assemble a chorus of vibrant voices, including geographers, scholars of sugar and bananas, the city's remarkable musicians, prison activists, environmentalists, Arab and Native voices, and local experts, as well as the coauthors' compelling contributions. Featuring 22 full-color two-page-spread maps, Unfathomable City plumbs the depths of this major tourist destination, pivotal scene of American history and culture and, most recently, site of monumental disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. The innovative maps' precision and specificity shift our notions of the Mississippi, the Caribbean, Mardi Gras, jazz, soils and trees, generational roots, and many other subjects, and expand our ideas of how any city is imagined and experienced. Together with the inspired texts, they show New Orleans as both an imperiled city-by erosion, crime, corruption, and sea level rise-and an ageless city that lives in music as a form of cultural resistance. Compact, lively, and completely original, Unfathomable City takes readers on a tour that will forever change the way they think about place."--
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A paradise built in hell : the extraordinary communities that arise in disasters
Alternative Names
Rebecca Solnit Amerikaans kunsthistorica

Rebecca Solnit Amerikaans schrijver en feminist

Rebecca Solnit amerikansk författare, journalist och essäist

Rebecca Solnit Autor y ensayista de Estados Unidos

Rebecca Solnit Escriptora i activista estatunidenca

Rebecca Solnit Forfatter og essayist fra USA

Rebecca Solnit US-amerikanische Essayistin und Kulturhistorikerin

רבקה סולניט

ربکا سولیت

ربیکا سولنٹ

ریبیکا سولنیٹ

ਰੇਬੈਕਾ ਸੋਲਨਿਟ

리베카 솔닛 미국의 저술가

솔닛, 레베카

ソルニット, レベッカ


Wanderlust : a history of walkingA 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 possibilitiesSavage dreams : a journey into the landscape wars of the American WestAs Eve said to the serpent : on landscape, gender, and artAfter the ruins, 1906 and 2006 : rephotographing the San Francisco earthquake and fireHollow city : the siege of San Francisco and the crisis of American urbanism