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Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics
Berkeley, University of California Press, (2007). A decade of essays by Solnit, most with environmental themes and/or themes of justice and resistance. Signed by the author. Some underlining (and a couple comments) in the first 70 pages of the book, thus near fine in a fine dust jacket. Solnit is the author of such titles as A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster and River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, among other titles. Her work typically combines a feminist perspective, a sense of place -- particularly the American West -- and a critique of institutional authority and received wisdom. She is one of the most fearless and free-thinking public intellectuals writing in the U.S. at the present time. The critic Dwight Warner wrote about her: "At her best... she has a rare gift: the ability to turn the act of cognition, of arriving at a coherent point of view, into compelling moral drama." Uncommon signed. [#036234] SOLD

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