Monday, May 08, 2006

BOOKS: Lost Guide

The Guardian reviews Rebecca Solnit's A Field Guide to Getting Lost.

I brought the book to a Phuket trip last year, and I enjoyed it. It was a stronger collection than her previous book, Wanderlust. The Guardian reviewer puts it in a nutshell:
De Vaca stands at the heart of this book, not just as a symbol of the plucky adventurers and mingling nationalities that created modern America, but as an exemplar of Solnit's strongest theme: getting lost means accepting change. "The things we want are transformative, and we don't know or only think we know what is on the other side of that transformation.

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