Solnit though disagrees in her stunning collection of essays that make up a field guide to getting lost for solnit loss is a transformative force rather than a negative one a powerful impetus for change that moves into the world of the liminal the spaces between moments rather than the spaces that constitute moments. A field guide to getting lost is a collection of essays that stand seemingly separate from each other but they have a clear thread in this case a blue thread solnit muses about the different forms of getting lost in life and how essential. A stimulating exploration of wandering being lost and the uses of the unknown from the author of men explain things to me written as a series of autobiographical essays a field guide to getting lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in rebecca solnits life to explore issues of uncertainty trust loss memory desire and place . A field guide to getting lost is an investigation into loss losing and being lost taking in subjects as eclectic as memory and mapmaking hitchcock movies and renaissance painting rebecca solnit explores the challenges of living with uncertainty. Rebecca solnit whose mind and writing are among the most consistently enchanting of our time explores this tender tango with the unknown in her altogether sublime collection a field guide to getting lost public library
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