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Rebecca Solnit

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Men Explain Things to Me (2014)
3.96 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I read this collection of feminist essays in one sitting on my train ride from Denver to Chicago, so somewhere in the Midwest which seems fitting, especially since the man sitting across from me in the aisle saw the title and smirked. And then I kept catching him looking at me fr...
The Faraway Nearby (2013)
4.17 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This book is a great example of a memoir that lets itself loose a bit (or a good deal). It is supposedly about Solnit's dealing the decline of her mother, whom she did not get along with well for most of her life. However, she explores a variety of ideas throughout the book, al...
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster (2009)
3.84 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I slogged through this because I find the research compelling - I like the idea of positive, altruistic communities arising in the wake of disasters rather than the brutal, selfish gangs that may be expected. Solnit invokes some fascinating case studies & research (the Bedford Ma...
Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas (2010)
4.19 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This is an atlas in the same way One Hundred Years of Solitude is a story about a village. Which is to say it covers so much history, in so many crazy ways, and is so unlike any other story or map you’ve ever seen, that it becomes very hard to summarize. Not for everyone, and not...
Men Explain Things to Me and Other Essays (2014)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Solnit's original essay stands out as excellent among the rest of this collection in its pithy yet affirmatively-warm recognition of the continuum of the violence of silenced women. The second-strongest essay I think is the one in which she compares the number of female corpses c...
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