Wanderlust

Wanderlust

A History of Walking

Book - 2000
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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.
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2000.
ISBN: 9780670882090
0670882097
Characteristics: viii, 326 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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mikey69
Dec 24, 2019

WANDERLUST: A HISTORY OF WALKING (Penguin Books, $14.00) is Solnit's aria to the virtues of walking. She includes fascinating historical background on the thing most people take for granted, and indeed seem compelled to find new ways out of. Her arguments for preserving time and space for walking are soundly rooted in her passion for it.

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xiaojunbpl12
Mar 25, 2019

Lyrical, encyclopedic, paths meandering and multi-dimensional, always interesting and easy to correlate, the most important book, yet, to me, Flâneuse.
To wrap up, I went through the footnotes only in one sitting at the end.

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kkirby221
Jan 20, 2018

I liked the book. A bit rambling. I should have taken longer to read the book carefully. I gave up half way through the book. Maybe I will pick it up in the future.

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ClaireM_W
Aug 30, 2017

Beautiful experience. A book you get lost in,

ArapahoeStaff19 Sep 09, 2016

A microhistory for anyone who loves to take in the world on foot.

mallc Jan 05, 2016

Winter may not be the best time to set out on a stroll but if you brave the cold you’ll be rewarded by the meditative quality of a good walk. Rebecca Solnit’s Wanderlust is the perfect companion for all your small and large journeys.

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lpodell
Mar 29, 2014

Too academic. Boring

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mikey69
Dec 24, 2019

Rebecca Solnit has written an aria to the virtues of walking with WANDERLUST: A HISTORY OF WALKING (Penguin Books, $14.00). She covers the history of walking, from strolling to trudging, with a writing style that keeps the mundane interesting, making sound arguments for setting time aside from our hectic lives to pursue our first mode of transportation.

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mikey69
Dec 24, 2019

She covers the history of walking, from strolling to trudging, with a writing style that keeps the mundane interesting . . .
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