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9781783787357

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7th July 2022

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Wanderlust

Author Rebecca Solnit (Y)

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At once a humanist essay on the history of walking and a wide-ranging examination of the activity as escape, protest and creative spur, Wanderlust reveals a subtle and uplifting sensibility about this most basic of acts.

A History of Walking

What does it mean to be out walking in the world? From pilgrimages to protest marches, mountaineering to meandering, this modern classic weaves together numerous histories to trace a range of possibilities for this most basic act.

Touching on the philosophers of Ancient Greece, the Romantic poets, Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennett, Andre Breton’s Nadja, and more, Rebecca Solnit considers what forms of pleasure and freedom walkers have sought at different times.

Profound and provocative, Wanderlust invites us to look afresh at the rich, varied, often radical interplay of the body, the imagination, and the world when walking.

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