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Wanderlust. A History of Walking - Rebecca Solnit

Wanderlust. A History of Walking - Rebecca Solnit

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Rebecca Solnit’s “Wanderlust” is an ode to walking. Solnit dives into the history of walking, from spiritual pilgrimages to acts of civil disobedience. But she also explores walking as a way to creativity, a means of interaction between ourselves and our bodies as well as between ourselves and the world. “Walking leaves us free to think without being wholly lost in our thoughts,” Solnit writes. The book, written before the spread of smartphones is now more relevant than ever as it invites us to consider the value of unhurried, meditative and attentive walking… without being glued to a screen.

Publisher's description

What does it mean to be out walking in the world, whether in a landscape or a metropolis, on a pilgrimage or a protest march?

In this first general history of walking, Rebecca Solnit draws together many histories to create a range of possibilities for this most basic act. Arguing that walking as history means walking for pleasure and for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit homes in on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from the peripatetic philosophers of ancient Greece to the poets of the Romantic Age, from the perambulations of the Surrealists to the ascents of mountaineers.

With profiles of some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction - from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Rousseau to Argentina's Mother of the Plaza de Mayo, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja - Wanderlust offers a provocative and profound examination of the interplay between the body, the imagination, and the world around the walker.

Praise and awards

Rebecca Solnit is a great writer - trust us on this one :)

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