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📒A Field Guide To Getting Lost ✍ Rebecca Solnit
📝A Field Guide To Getting Lost Book Synopsis : In this investigation into loss, losing and being lost, Rebecca Solnit explores the challenges of living with uncertainty. A Field Guide to Getting Lost takes in subjects as eclectic as memory and mapmaking, Hitchcock movies and Renaissance painting, Beautifully written, this book combines memoir, history and philosophy, shedding glittering new light on the way we live now.
📒The Faraway Nearby ✍ Rebecca Solnit
📝The Faraway Nearby Book Synopsis : From the author of Men Explain Things to Me, a personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy – a fitting companion to Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒A Book Of Migrations ✍ Rebecca Solnit
📝A Book of Migrations Book Synopsis : "A brilliant meditation on travel."—The New York Times In this acclaimed exploration of the culture of others, Rebecca Solnit travels through Ireland, the land of her long-forgotten maternal ancestors. A Book of Migrations portrays in microcosm a history made of great human tides of invasion, colonization, emigration, nomadism and tourism. Enriched by cross-cultural comparisons with the history of the American West, A Book of Migrations carves a new route through Ireland's history, literature and landscape.
📒Hope In The Dark ✍ Rebecca Solnit
📝Hope In The Dark Book Synopsis : At a time when political, environmental and social gloom can seem overpowering, this remarkable work offers a lucid, affirmative and well-argued case for hope. Hope in the Dark traces a history of activism and social change over the past five decades – from the fall of the Berlin Wall, to the worldwide marches against the war in Iraq. Following in the footsteps of the last century’s thinkers – including Woolf, Gandhi, Borges, Benjamin and Havel – Solnit conjures a timeless vision of cause and effect that will light our way through the dark, and lead us to profound and effective political engagement.
📒The Mother Of All Questions ✍ Rebecca Solnit
📝The Mother of All Questions Book Synopsis : Following on from the success of Men Explain Things to Me comes a new collection of essays in which Rebecca Solnit opens up a feminism for all of us: one that doesn't stigmatize women's lives, whether they include spouses and children or not; that brings empathy to the silences in men's lives as well as the silencing of women's lives; celebrates the ways feminism has shifted in recent years to reclaim rape jokes, revise canons, and rethink our everyday lives.
📒Men Explain Things To Me ✍ Rebecca Solnit
📝Men Explain Things to Me Book Synopsis : Rebecca Solnit's essay 'Men Explain Things to Me' has become a touchstone of the feminist movement, inspired the term 'mansplaining', and established Solnit as one of the leading feminist thinkers of our time - one who has inspired everyone from radical activists to Beyonc Knowles. Collected here in print for the first time is the essay itself, along with the best of Solnit's feminist writings.From rape culture to mansplaining, from French sex scandals to marriage and the nuclear family, from Virginia Woolf to colonialism, these essays are a fierce and incisive exploration of the issues that a patriarchal culture will not necessarily acknowledge as 'issues' at all. With grace and energy, and in the most exquisite and inviting of prose, Rebecca Solnit proves herself a vital leading figure of the feminist movement and a radical, humane thinker.
📒Proust S Way A Field Guide To In Search Of Lost Time ✍ Roger Shattuck
📝Proust s Way A Field Guide to In Search of Lost Time Book Synopsis : "Shattuck leaves us not only with a deepened appreciation of Proust's great work but of all great literature as well."—Richard Bernstein, New York Times For any reader who has been humbled by the language, the density, or the sheer weight of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time, Roger Shattuck is a godsend. Winner of the National Book Award for Marcel Proust, a sweeping examination of Proust's life and works, Shattuck now offers a useful and eminently readable guidebook to Proust's epic masterpiece, and a contemplation of memory and consciousness throughout great literature. Here, Shattuck laments Proust's defenselessness against zealous editors, praises some translations, and presents Proust as a novelist whose philosophical gifts were matched only by his irrepressible comic sense. Proust's Way, the culmination of a lifetime of scholarship, will serve as the next generation's guide to one of the world's finest writers of fiction.
📒Elin Hansdottir ✍ Rebecca Solnit
📝Elin Hansdottir Book Synopsis : Elín Hansdóttir's installation "Path" consists of a narrow tunnel that zigzags through a gallery or a museum. Light enters through vertical and horizontal slits that resemble cracks in the structure; sound effects further add to the disorientation. This volume examines the work, and contains an introduction by Rebecca Solnit, acclaimed author of Wanderlust and A Field Guide to Getting Lost.
📒The Encyclopedia Of Trouble And Spaciousness ✍ Rebecca Solnit
📝The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness Book Synopsis : The incomparable Rebecca Solnit, author of more than a dozen acclaimed, prizewinning books of nonfiction, brings the same dazzling writing to the essays in 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, from the jungles of the Zapatistas in Mexico to the splendors of the Arctic. This rich collection tours places as diverse as Haiti and Iceland; movements like Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring; an original take on the question of who did Henry David Thoreau’s laundry; and a searching look at what the hatred of country music really means. Solnit moves nimbly from Orwell to Elvis, to contemporary urban gardening to 1970s California macramé and punk rock, and on to searing questions about the environment, freedom, family, class, work, and friendship. It’s no wonder she’s been compared in Bookforum to Susan Sontag and Annie Dillard and in the San Francisco Chronicle to Joan Didion. The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness proves Rebecca Solnit worthy of the accolades and honors she’s received. Rarely can a reader find such penetrating critiques of our time and its failures leavened with such generous heapings of hope. Solnit looks back to history and the progress of political movements to find an antidote to despair in what many feel as lost causes. In its encyclopedic reach and its generous compassion, Solnit’s collection charts a way through the thickets of our complex social and political worlds. Her essays are a beacon for readers looking for alternative ideas in these imperiled times.
📒 ✍ Шерил Стрэйд
📝 Book Synopsis : Когда жизнь становится черно-белой, когда нечего терять, нет ни цели, ни будущего, ни желания жить, люди порой решаются на отчаянные поступки. Потеряв мать, разрушив свой брак и связавшись с наркоманом, Шерил дошла до той черты, за которой зияла бездна. Ей нужна была веская причина, чтобы начать новую жизнь, перестать заниматься саморазрушением и попытаться спасти себя. И она в одиночку отправилась в пешее путешествие длиной 1770 км. Поход Шерил был не только трудным, но и опасным. Ей пришлось пройти 27 километров по палящей пустыне лишь с небольшим запасом воды, совершить несколько дневных переходов длиной 30 километров, пройти по узкой тропе, расположенной выше 2 тысяч метров над уровнем моря, взобраться на заснеженную гору с рюкзаком весом 36 килограммов. Но что было сложнее – выдержать тяжелейшие условия или найти ответы на свои вопросы?Откровенный и эмоциональный рассказ женщины, преодолевшей себя, вдохновляет на наведение порядка в собственной жизни. Чтобы прийти к себе, не обязательно отправляться в путешествие, иногда достаточно лишь взглянуть со стороны на то, как это уже кто-то сделал. Полное опасностей приключение позволило Шерил кардинально изменить свою жизнь, обрести душевное равновесие и гармонию.
📒Determann S Field Guide To Data Privacy Law ✍ Lothar Determann
📝Determann s Field Guide to Data Privacy Law Book Synopsis : Companies, lawyers, privacy officers, developers, marketing and IT professionals face privacy issues more and more frequently. Much information is freely available but it can be difficult to get a grasp on a problem quickly, without getting lost in det
📒The Battle Of The Story Of The Battle Of Seattle ✍ David Solnit
📝The Battle of the Story of the Battle of Seattle Book Synopsis : A collection of short essays celebrating and reclaiming the story of WTO resistance. Media distortions and activist myths are investigated and refuted by award-winning authors Rebecca and David Solnit. Before the tear gas settled, the real battle had begun: over whose version of history would triumph. These pithy insights into media spin and truth provide a timely re-assessment of the ongoing image of the Seattle protests and question the brazen lies that continue to appear in the mainstream press.
📒Hollow City ✍ Rebecca Solnit
📝Hollow City Book Synopsis : Reporting from the front lines of gentrification in San Francisco, Rebecca Solnit and Susan Schwartzenberg sound a warning bell to all urban residents. Wealth is just as capable of ravaging cities as poverty.
📒 ✍ Марсель Пруст
📝 Book Synopsis : Над романом «Под сенью девушек в цвету» – одной из книг цикла «В поисках утраченного времени» – Пруст кропотливо работал 10 лет, с 1909 по 1919-й, и именно эта книга принесла ему разом и успех, и славу непревзойденного стилиста.В сущности, сюжет романа – превращение мальчика в юношу, первая настоящая дружба, первая любовь, первые шаги в светском обществе, первые связи с женщинами – вполне традиционный для Франции сюжет «воспитания чувств». Однако сюжетная канва лишь обрамляет истинные достоинства этого произведения – непередаваемую красоту языка Пруста, отточенность стиля и его легендарное ювелирное внимание к деталям.
📒Feminist Practices ✍ Dr Lori A Brown
📝Feminist Practices Book Synopsis : Women continue to be extremely under-represented in the architectural profession. Despite equal numbers of male and female students entering architectural studies, there is at least 17-25% attrition of female students and not all remaining become practicing architects. In both the academic and the professional fields of architecture, positions of power and authority are almost entirely male, and as such, the profession is defined by a heterosexual, Eurasian male perspective. This book argues that it is vital for all architectural students and practitioners to be exposed to a diversity of contemporary architectural practices, as this might provide a first step into broadening awareness and transforming architectural engagement. It considers the relationships between feminist methodologies and the various approaches toward design and their impact upon our understanding and relationship to the built environment. In doing so, this collection challenges two conventional ideas: firstly, the definition of architecture and secondly, what constitutes a feminist practice. This collection of up-and-coming female architects and designers use a wide range of local and global examples of their work to question different aspects of these two conventional ideas. While focusing on feminist perspectives, the book offers insights into many different issues, concerns and interpretations of architecture, proposing through these types of engagement, architecture can become more culturally, politically and environmentally relevant. This 'next generation' of architects claim feminism as their own and through doing so, help define what feminism means and how it is evolving in the 21st century.
📒A Field Guide To American Windmills ✍ T. Lindsay Baker
📝A Field Guide to American Windmills Book Synopsis : Traces the history of the use of windmills in the United States and surveys the various types of American windmills
📒The Ticking Is The Bomb A Memoir ✍ Nick Flynn
📝The Ticking Is the Bomb A Memoir Book Synopsis : "A beautiful, intelligent book that renders pain both ordinary and extraordinary into art."—Susanna Sonnenberg, San Francisco Chronicle In 2007, during the months before Nick Flynn’s daughter’s birth, his growing outrage and obsession with torture, exacerbated by the Abu Ghraib photographs, led him to Istanbul to meet some of the Iraqi men depicted in those photos. Haunted by a history of addiction, a relationship with his unsteady father, and a longing to connect with his mother who committed suicide, Flynn artfully interweaves in this memoir passages from his childhood, his relationships with women, and his growing obsession—a questioning of terror, torture, and the political crimes we can neither see nor understand in post-9/11 American life. The time bomb of the title becomes an unlikely metaphor and vehicle for exploring the fears and joys of becoming a father. Here is a memoir of profound self-discovery—of being lost and found, of painful family memories and losses, of the need to run from love, and of the ability to embrace it again.
📒 ✍ Гэри Чепмен
📝 Book Synopsis : Как выразить любовь вашему спутнику. Любовь можно проявлять по-разному. Доктор Гэри Чепмен утверждает, что существует пять языков любви: Слова поощрения; Время; Подарки; Помощь; Прикосновения.
📒Field Guide To New England Barns And Farm Buildings ✍ Thomas Durant Visser
📝Field Guide to New England Barns and Farm Buildings Book Synopsis : A recognized authority on historic barn preservation, Visser has combed the New England area for the representative barns and outbuildings featured in this collection. Two hundred of Visser's photographs accompany the text, which includes accounts from 18th- and 19th-century observers, describes key architectural characteristics, historic uses, and special features such as timbers and frames, sheathings, doors, and cupolas.
📒A Field Guide To Happiness ✍ Linda Leaming
📝A Field Guide to Happiness Book Synopsis : In the West, we have everything we could possibly need or want—except for peace of mind. So writes Linda Leaming, a harried American who traveled from Nashville, Tennessee, to the rugged Himalayan nation of Bhutan—sometimes called the happiest place on Earth—to teach English and unlearn her politicized and polarized, energetic and impatient way of life. In Bhutan, if I have three things to do in a week, it’s considered busy. In the U.S., I have at least three things to do between breakfast and lunch. After losing her luggage immediately upon arrival, Leaming realized that she also had emotional baggage—a tendency toward inaction, a touch of self-absorption, and a hundred other trite, stupid, embarrassing, and inconsequential things—that needed to get lost as well. Pack up ideas and feelings that tie you down and send you lead-footed down the wrong path. Put them in a metaphorical suitcase and sling it over a metaphorical bridge in your mind. Let the river take them away. Forced by circumstance and her rustic surroundings to embrace a simplified life, Leaming made room for more useful beliefs. The thin air and hard climbs of her mountainous commute put her deeply in touch with her breath, helping her find focus and appreciation. The archaic, glacially paced bureaucracy of a Bhutanese bank taught her to go with the flow—and take up knitting. The ancient ritual of drinking tea brought tranquility, friendship, and, eventually, a husband. Each day, and each adventure, in her adopted home brought new insights and understandings to take back to frantic America, where she now practices the art of “simulating Bhutan.” This collection of stories, impressions, and suggestions is a little nudge, a push, a leg up into the rarefied air of paradise—of bright sunlight and beautiful views.
📒Occupied City ✍ David Peace
📝Occupied City Book Synopsis : 'We all know what this could be: we know it could be dysentery, we know it could be typhoid. In the Occupied City, we all know what this could mean -' Tokyo, January 26th, 1948. As the third year of the US Occupation of Japan begins, a man enters a downtown bank. He speaks of an outbreak of dysentery and says he is a doctor, sent by the Occupation authorities, to treat anyone who might have been exposed. Clear liquid is poured into sixteen teacups. Sixteen employees of the bank drink this liquid according to strict instructions. Within minutes twelve of them are dead, the other four unconscious. The man disappears along with some, but not all, of the bank's money. And so begins the biggest manhunt in Japanese history. In Occupied City, David Peace dramatises and explores the rumours of complicity, conspiracy and cover-up that surround the chilling case of the Teikoku Bank Massacre: of the man who was convicted of the crime, of the legacy of biological warfare programmes, and of the victims and survivors themselves. The second part of his acclaimed Tokyo Trilogy - and an extraordinary picture of a city in mourning - Occupied City is further evidence of a singular and formidable novelist.