"A history of walking that is about time and space and consciousness of the world as much as about putting one foot in front of the other." --The Times "A writer of startling freshness and precision." --New York Times Book Review
'I'm walking from coast to coast so I'm taking Rebecca Solnit's thoughtful and fascinating Wanderlust to inspire me' --'Summer Reads' chosen by Stephanie Merritt, Observer
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'Solnit walks, but her prose soars. This is a stunningly original account of the simple, subversive activity that keeps us human. Pedestrians of the world, unite!' Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz
'Through landscapes of pleasure, over the hills and dales of politics, Wanderlust is a long, sweet walk through history in very good company. With her unique combination of erudition, lyricism, and irreverence, Rebecca Solnit has written a book for those who trespass with both mind and body.' Lucy R Lippard, author of On the Beaten Track: Tourism, Art and Place
'Solnit certainly knows her subject, as some famous and not so famous walkers move across the page. She knows how and where they move. She knows why they take to the road in the first place. It's a pleasure and an education to follow them.' Duncan Minshull, editor of The Vintage Book of Walkin
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