Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit

By Rebecca Solnit

Drawing jointly many histories-of anatomical evolution and town layout, of treadmills and labyrinths, of strolling golf equipment and sexual mores-Rebecca Solnit creates a desirable portrait of the variety of percentages offered via strolling. Arguing that the heritage of strolling comprises jogging for excitement in addition to for political, aesthetic, and social which means, Solnit specializes in the walkers whose daily and severe acts have formed our tradition, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers. She profiles one of the most major walkers in historical past and fiction-from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja-finding a profound courting among strolling and pondering and jogging and tradition. Solnit argues for the need of retaining the time and area within which to stroll in our ever extra car-dependent and sped up global.

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