ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Social Science / Essays

The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness

| £21.62 | €24.32 | Ca$35.08 | Au$34.62
by Rebecca Solnit
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness by Rebecca Solnit

The incomparable Rebecca Solnit, author of more than a dozen acclaimed, prizewinning books of nonfiction, brings the same dazzling writing to the essays in Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness. As the title suggests, the territory of Solnit's concerns is vast, and in her signature alchemical style she combines commentary on history, justice, war and peace, and explorations of place, art, and community, all while writing with the lyricism of a poet to achieve incandescence and wisdom.

Gathered here are celebrated iconic essays along with little-known pieces that create a powerful survey of the world we live in, from the jungles of the Zapatistas in Mexico to the splendors of the Arctic. This rich collection tours places as diverse as Haiti and Iceland; movements like Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring; an original take on the question of who did Henry David Thoreau's laundry; and a searching look at what the hatred of country music really means.

Solnit moves nimbly from Orwell to Elvis, to contemporary urban gardening to 1970s California macramé and punk rock, and on to searing questions about the environment, freedom, family, class, work, and friendship. It's no wonder she's been compared in Bookforum to Susan Sontag and Annie Dillard and in the San Francisco Chronicle to Joan Didion.

The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness proves Rebecca Solnit worthy of the accolades and honors she's received. Rarely can a reader find such penetrating critiques of our time and its failures leavened with such generous heapings of hope. Solnit looks back to history and the progress of political movements to find an antidote to despair in what many feel as lost causes. In its encyclopedic reach and its generous compassion, Solnit's collection charts a way through the thickets of our complex social and political worlds. Her essays are a beacon for readers looking for alternative ideas in these imperiled times.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 647770

Ebook Details
Pages: 344
Size: 825 KB
Publisher: Trinity University Press
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 9781595341990 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

This product is listed in the following category:

Nonfiction > Social Science > Essays

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Psychology > Social Psychology
Nonfiction > Political Science
Nonfiction > Travel > Europe > Ireland
Nonfiction > Social Science > Feminism & Feminist Theory
Nonfiction > Political Science > Political Freedom & Security > Human Rights
Nonfiction > Political Science > Imperialism
Nonfiction > History > United States > State & Local
Nonfiction > Nature > Environmental Conservation & Protection
Nonfiction > History > United States > 19th Century
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs
Nonfiction > Social Science > Sociology
Nonfiction > Science > Life Sciences > Human Anatomy & Physiology
Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation > Walking
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > Literary
Nonfiction > Social Science > Disasters & Disaster Relief
Nonfiction > Social Science > Essays

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016