July 2011

Solnit's Wanderlust shows us that coming back again is just as good as leaving

Writer Rebecca Solnit has written about a lot of big issues. She’s covered migrations in Ireland, American urban movements and gender in art.  She has an enormous writing scope and, through her long-spanning career, hasn’t been boxed in to being a certain writerly "type".  Her unusual career brought her back to something that has a huge range itself—the history of walking.  From perambulations of the Greek philosophers to Solnit’s own muse-inspiring rambles, Wanderlust: A History of Walking is a theoretical and practical jaunt around the world.  Better, Solnit is a fluid and gentle writer who has done amazing amounts of research through a wide array of walking-related materials.