Whose Story Is This?

Rebecca Solnit

Published: 5 September 2019
Hardback, B Format
129x198mm, 192 pages
ISBN: 9781783785438

About the author

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Rebecca Solnit is author of, among other books, Men Explain Things to Me, Wanderlust, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, the NBCC award-winning River of Shadows and A Paradise Built In Hell. A contributing editor to Harper's, she writes regularly for the London Review of Books and the Los Angeles Times. She lives in San Francisco. More about the author


Whose Story Is This? is more hopeful in tone than her previous collections . . . It has a momentum, gained both from her conviction that the future is brighter than "the dank world I was born into" (she was born in 1961) and from the form itself, the essays building to a whole...oratorical, funny, biting




‘In recent years the essay has been revitalised as a form by a new generation of women whose writing gives urgent voice to the old adage that the personal is political. . . The pre-eminent voice among them is Rebecca Solnit’

‘In these times of political turbulence and an increasingly rabid and scrofulous commentariat, the sanity, wisdom and clarity of Rebecca Solnit's writing is a forceful corrective...a scorchingly intelligent collection about the struggle to control narratives in the internet age’

‘Solnit speaks such considered, quotable sense, it is tempting to see her as an early victor in our ugly culture wars, here producing a first draft of a new sort of history... brilliant

‘The spirit of Solnit's book lies in sharing, in slinking away from the centre to take your place among the many’

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