Storming the Gates of Paradise

Storming the Gates of Paradise

Landscapes for Politics

eBook - 2007
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Rebecca Solnit has made a vocation of journeying into difficult territory and reporting back, as an environmentalist, antiglobalization activist, and public intellectual. This anthology of her essential essays from the past ten years takes the reader from the Pyrenees to the U.S.-Mexican border, from San Francisco to London, from open sky to the deepest mines, and from the antislavery struggles of two hundred years ago to today's street protests. The nearly forty essays collected here comprise a unique guidebook to the American landscape after the millennium--not just the deserts, skies, gardens, and wilderness areas that have long made up Solnit's subject matter, but the social landscape of democracy and repression, of borders, ruins, and protests. She ventures into territories as dark as prison and as sublime as a broad vista, revealing beauty in the harshest landscape and political struggle in the most apparently serene view. --From publisher description.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007
ISBN: 9780520941786 (electronic bk.)
0520941780 (electronic bk.)
9781429478229 (electronic bk.)
1429478225 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 304.20973 SOL
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 416 pages) : illustrations

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