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River of Shadows by Rebecca Solnit

River of Shadows

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River of Shadows by Rebecca Solnit
Paperback $18.00
Mar 02, 2004 | ISBN 9780142004104

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Praise for River of Shadows:

“Never less than deeply intelligent, and often very close to inspired.  It belongs to that wondrous class of books – like William Gass’s On Being Blue and Anne Carson’s Eros the Bittersweet – in which an extraordinary mind seizes hold of an unexpected topic and renders it with such confidence, subtlety and grace  that one finds it hard to remember what things looked like before the book appeared in the world.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Solnit’s prose combines in individual paragraphs the imagery of a poet, the ideas of the theoretician, the rhythm of a thoroughbred and the force of a Southern Pacific locomotive.” —The San Francisco Chronicle
“This portrait of a man, a place, a time, a technology, an art and various other matters that elude encapsulation shines on nearly every page with rigor and gusto and is consistently a delight to read.” —The Los Angeles Times


Commonwealth Club of California Book Award WINNER

Mark Lynton History Prize WINNER

National Book Critics Circle Awards WINNER

Spur Awards WINNER

Table Of Contents

River of ShadowsThe Annihilation of Time and Space
The Man with the Cloudy Skies
Lessons of the Golden Spike
Standing on the Brink
Lost River
A Day in the Life, Two Deaths, More Photographs
Skinning the City
Stopping Time
The Artist in Motion and at Rest
From the Center of the World to the Final Frontier

Photograph Credits

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