Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Wanderlust: A History of Walking

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 diversity of percentages provided through strolling. Arguing that the heritage of strolling comprises jogging for excitement in addition to for political, aesthetic, and social that means, Solnit makes a speciality of the walkers whose daily and severe acts have formed our tradition, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers. She profiles essentially the most major walkers in heritage and fiction-from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja-finding a profound courting among jogging and considering 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 speeded up global.

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