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The Faraway Nearby

by John Murrell

  • 351 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Talonbooks .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Modern fiction,
  • Canadian Contemporary Drama,
  • Drama,
  • Plays / Drama,
  • Plays,
  • Canada,
  • American,
  • Drama / Canadian

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11446704M
    ISBN 100921368569
    ISBN 109780921368564

      The Faraway Nearby NPR coverage of The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.   The Faraway Nearby is a difficult book to do justice to with a simple synopsis, because its very mission is to encourage you to lose (and find) yourself in its labyrinthine paths. But Solnit provides a helpful précis: “Pared back to its bare bones, this book is a history of an emergency and the stories that kept me company then, but what is.

    THE FARAWAY NEARBY speaks to storytelling structures and is formally inventive itself: the book is fitted together like a Russian doll, with stories within stories and chapter titles that repeat. Stitching together the entire narrative is a fourteenth chapter that runs like a connecting thread throughout the whole book.   The Faraway Nearby (Book): Solnit, Rebecca: A companion to "A Field Guide for Getting Lost" explores the ways that people construct lives from stories and connect to each other through empathy, narrative, and imagination, sharing anecdotes about historical figures and members of the author's own family.

    The Faraway Nearby - Ebook written by Rebecca Solnit. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Faraway Nearby/5(13). Get this from a library! The faraway nearby. [Rebecca Solnit] -- A companion to "A Field Guide for Getting Lost" explores the ways that people construct lives from stories and connect to each other through empathy, narrative, and imagination, sharing anecdotes.


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The Faraway Nearby is more a book to savor slowly, with a cup of tea or a glass of wine, perhaps on a quiet balcony or in a comfortable nook. And when you’ve finished it and put it down, keep it handy. It reveals itself in layers as you go, and will likely offer different insights with each pass, so you’ll want to read it again and again.

Cited by: In The Faraway Nearby, Rebecca moves between her mother's illness and death, apricots, a trip to Iceland, cancer, and quite a few other topics.

They are woven together in an impressive way, and the topic that starts is the topic that ends the book/5. A fter the artist Georgia O'Keeffe left New York for the mesa of New Mexico, she began signing letters to friends "from the faraway nearby". The striking oxymoron has given Rebecca Solnit the.

The Faraway Nearby (ALA Notable Books for Adults) - Kindle edition by Solnit, Rebecca. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading /5(). The Faraway Nearby.

Previous Next All books. Viking Adult. J pages In this exquisitely written new book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination.

In the course of unpacking some of her own. In The Faraway Nearby, Rebecca Solnit weaves seemingly disparate topics, from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to the birdman cult on Easter Island, with elements of her own life: her mother's advancing Alzheimer's, the collapse of a long-term relationship, a brush with cancer.

The result is a book that is as fluid and boundless as a dream, and just as revealing. Rebecca Solnit’s latest book, a series of essays loosely about story­telling, has a table of contents that sits on the page like a mountain tipped on.

The Faraway Nearby Quotes Showing of 98 “Listen: you are not yourself, you are crowds of others, you are as leaky a vessel as was ever made, you have spent vast amounts of your life as someone else, as people who died long ago, as people who never lived, as. About The Faraway Nearby. From the author of the memoir Recollections of My Nonexistence, a personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy – a fitting companion to Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award In this exquisitely written book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we.

The Faraway Nearby is a book by Rebecca ning writing reminiscent of memoir, literary criticism, travelogue, prose poetry, as well as analyses of myth, fairytale and narratives more generally, the book defies easy writes about apricots, her residency in Iceland at the Library of Water, her mother's struggle with Alzheimer's disease, Mary Shelley's Author: Rebecca Solnit.

The ultimate problem, she shows in her comic, scathing essay, is female self-doubt and the silencing of women. Rebecca Solnit is the author of fourteen books about civil society, popular power, uprisings, art, environment, place, pleasure, politics, hope, and memory, most recently The Faraway Nearby, a book on empathy and storytelling.

Praise for The Faraway Nearby “A brilliant, genre-refuting book the power of The Faraway Nearby, as in Solnit’s previous writing, lies in its juxtapositions, its clusters of narrative nerves Solnit is a wanderer who collapses distance.”—The San Francisco ChronicleBrand: Penguin Publishing Group.

"The Faraway Nearby" is possibly Solnit's best, although her previous books — especially "River of Shadows," "Wanderlust," and "A Field Guide to Getting Lost" — were tremendous achievements as.

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of seventeen books about environment, landscape, community, art, politics, hope, and feminism, including three atlases, of San Francisco inNew Orleans inand New York in ; Men Explain Things to Me; The Faraway Nearby; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; and River of.

If ever a word in the English language was more fraught with meaning, misunderstanding and creative potential than story, I'd like to know s love is a close contender, but as Rebecca Solnit's THE FARAWAY NEARBY demonstrates with such compelling and quiet power, story and love are so intertwined that they could be accused of conflict of interest.

This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit. Blending creative nonfiction, prose poetry, travel writing, and literary analyses, American author Rebecca Solnit’s The Faraway Nearby () is a lyrical dreamscape of ideas centering on the human need to create; specifically, how.

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of seventeen books about environment, landscape, community, art, politics, hope, and feminism, including three atlases, of San Francisco inNew Orleans inand New York in ; Men Explain Things to Me; The Faraway Nearby; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Wanderlust: A History of /5(9).

Early in The Faraway Nearby, a book about memory, loss and storytelling, Rebecca Solnit writes of one August when she found herself the recipient of lb of apricots.

The Faraway Nearby is a book by Rebecca Solnit. Containing writing reminiscent of memoir, literary criticism, travelogue, prose poetry, as well as analyses of myth, fairytale and narratives more generally, the book defies easy categorization. The Faraway Nearby is more a book to savor slowly, with a cup of tea or a glass of wine, perhaps on a quiet balcony or in a comfortable nook.

And when you’ve finished it and put it down, keep it handy. It reveals itself in layers as you go, and will likely offer different insights with each pass, so you’ll want to read it again and again.

/5(88). Praise for The Faraway Nearby “A brilliant, genre-refuting book the power of The Faraway Nearby, as in Solnit’s previous writing, lies in its juxtapositions, its clusters of narrative nerves Solnit is a wanderer who collapses distance.”—The San Francisco Chronicle “A memoir made up of interlocking stories that also explore the way we use storytelling to understand .The Guardian: "The Faraway Nearby is a finely-wrought, intense and eloquent manifesto for hearing stories – and making them up." Slate: "The book is a lovely one that, not unlike Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, may bring many readers catharsis or consolation.

Interview: Rebecca Solnit, Author Of 'The Faraway Nearby' "Stories are compasses and architecture," says author Rebecca Solnit. "We navigate by them, we build our sanctuaries and prisons out of.