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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Thoughtful new memoir: Rebecca Solnit's The Faraway Nearby!



Solnit's first book since 2010's Infinite City is here! This time, her finely-tuned instruments of observation are turned towards the various ways we become distanced from ourselves: travel (with a characteristically excellent sequence on her voyage to Iceland), illness, and writing itself. Weaving between memoir and personal mythology, and toying constantly with that boundary, The Faraway Nearby is a "finely-wrought, intense and eloquent manifesto for hearing stories – and making them up."


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