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Rebecca Solnit's reimagined literature.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Leilani Clark  |  04-13-2012  |  Fiction

'A Paradise Built in Hell' Explores the Utopic Possibilities Glimpsed in Disasternew

Perhaps the primary virtue of Rebecca Solnit's clear-headed new book is that it does not simply swap one interpretation of disaster -- as anticonsumerist reckoning, for instance -- for another, such as Jerry Falwell-style damnation. Solnit is interested in how people act in the aftermath, for better and for worse.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Max Goldberg  |  09-30-2009  |  Nonfiction

Wander Womannew

An apprentice to the world at large, Rebecca Solnit has made a life's work out of scavenging for connections. Her latest collection of essays sweeps through myriad varieties of loss, from objects to memories to love.
The Village Voice  |  Joy Press  |  07-05-2005  |  Nonfiction

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