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The Faraway Nearby

By Rebecca Solnit

This personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy from award winner Rebecca Solnit is a fitting companion to her beloved A Field Guide for Getting Lost



In this exquisitely written new book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination. In the course of unpacking some of her own stories—of her mother and her decline from memory loss, of a trip to Iceland, of an illness—Solnit revisits fairytales and entertains other stories: about arctic explorers, Che Guevara among the leper colonies, and Mary Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein, about warmth and coldness, pain and kindness, decay and transformation, making art and making self. Woven together, these stories create a map which charts the boundaries and territories of storytelling, reframing who each of us is and how we might tell our story.


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The Faraway Nearby

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2013

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9780670025961


Format: Book
Author: Solnit, Rebecca
Summary: A companion to "A Field Guide for Getting Lost" explores the ways that people construct lives from stories and connect to each other through empathy, narrative, and imagination, sharing anecdotes about historical figures and members of the author's own family.
Title: The faraway nearby / Rebecca Solnit.
Publisher Date: New York, New York : Viking, [2013]
Subject: Solnit, Rebecca Autobiography -- Authorship Storytelling Narration (Rhetoric) -- Psychological aspects.
Isbn: 9780670025961 (hbk.) 0670025968 (hbk.)
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Call Number: 814.54 Sol
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Bib Id: 437666

Format: Book
Author: Solnit, Rebecca
Summary: A companion to "A Field Guide for Getting Lost" explores the ways that people construct lives from stories and connect to each other through empathy, narrative, and imagination, sharing anecdotes about historical figures and members of the author's own family.
Title: The faraway nearby / Rebecca Solnit.
Publisher, Date: New York, New York : Viking, [2013]
Description: 259 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Solnit, Rebecca
Subjects: Autobiography -- Authorship
Subjects: Storytelling
Subjects: Narration (Rhetoric) -- Psychological aspects.
LCCN: 2013001563
ISBN: 9780670025961 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0670025968 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 814.54 Sol