Rebecca Solnit’s Memoir Is Much More Than a Feminist Manifesto

Katy Waldman reviews the writer Rebecca Solnit’s new book, “Recollections of My Nonexistence,” which is Solnit’s first to be billed as a memoir. Continue reading at 'New Yorker'

[ New Yorker | 2020-03-11 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Orwell was more than a social critic. Rebecca Solnit’s new book finds him in the garden.

Solnit’s ‘Orwell’s Roses’ is the story of a life that doesn’t read like a typical biography. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-10-19 14:00:00 UTC ]
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Rebecca Solnit, who inspired the term ‘mansplaining,’ explains herself (sort of)

“Recollections of My Nonexistence,” a memoir by the feminist icon, is both revealing and not. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-07 15:00:00 UTC ]
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Rebecca Solnit on the Intersection of Activism and Writing

In this episode, writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit reflects on her new memoir Recollections of My Nonexistence. Solnit talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about the deep impact of gendered violence on daily life and what it means to... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-12 08:49:53 UTC ]
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Elizabeth Wurtzel and the Feminist Disability Memoir

IF YOU WERE a depressed young woman in the 1990s, Elizabeth Wurtzel’s memoir Prozac Nation (1994) was required reading. I remember standing in a New Jersey Barnes & Noble, tenderly taking the book from the shelf, and turning it over in my hands. Who was this woman on the cover? She looked so... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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WI15: Finding Her Voice: PW Talks with Rebecca Solnit

In this conversation with a featured speaker, PW checks in with Rebecca Solnit, who will give the afternoon keynote on Wednesday, January 22. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Icon to publish ‘feminist, 21st-century visual culture manifesto’

Icon Books has acquired rights to art historian Catherine McCormack’s book, Women in the Picture, a “feminist, 21st-century visual culture manifesto”, for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rebecca Solnit, Young Jean Lee among winners of $165,000 Windham-Campbell literary awards

Eight writers, including California residents Rebecca Solnit and Young Jean Lee, were named winners of the annual Windham-Campbell Prizes, some of the richest and most prestigious literary awards in the world. The announcement was made Wednesday in London, at an event hosted by Damian Barr, the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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C&W acquires ‘explosive’ feminist memoir

Chatto & Windus has acquired an “explosive” non-fiction book, dubbed part cultural history, part feminist manifesto and part memoir, from The Wylie Agency. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rebecca Solnit's Hope in the Dark sells out after Trump victory

Feminist activist’s manifesto for ‘an alternative to the certainty of both optimists and pessimists’, originally published in Bush years, sees huge rise in salesRebecca Solnit’s political manifesto, published to encourage activists while George W Bush waged war in Iraq, has enjoyed a huge... Continue reading at The Guardian

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W&N signs Rebecca Front memoir

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has bought a memoir by "The Thick of It" actress Rebecca... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Rebecca Solnit's 'The Faraway Nearby' offers a storyteller's empathy

Rebecca Solnit offers a series of stories about life, health and connection, with a central thread relating to her preventative breast cancer surgery as well as her mother's Alzheimer's.Rebecca Solnit's latest book, "The Faraway Nearby" (Viking: 260 pp., $25.95), began with a delivery of 100... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Scholastic picks up trans teen memoir from Hancox

Scholastic has swooped on Welcome to St Hell, a "groundbreaking" YA memoir about being a trans teen, written and illustrated by influencer and filmmaker Lewis Hancox.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-18 19:31:24 UTC ]
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Sceptre lands Melvyn Bragg's first memoir

Writer and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg's first memoir, Back in the Day, has been signed by Sceptre. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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This Filipino American Memoir Confronts Privilege, Sacrifice, and Colonialism’s Legacy

Like the complex Philippine history the book aims to depict, there is no single sentence that can sum up Albert Samaha’s Concepcion, especially when he renders that history through the lens of his own diasporic family, dating back to his ancestors’ first encounter with Europeans. Though... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2021-10-13 11:00:00 UTC ]
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A Memoir of Post-Genocide Refugee Life Rendered With Delicacy and Insight

In “Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds,” Mondiant Dogon, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, recounts a saga of horror, frustration and hope. Continue reading at The New York Times

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A Memoir of Filipino American Family Life in the Wake of Colonialism

“Concepcion,” by Albert Samaha, combines the epic sweep of global history with an intimate family narrative. Continue reading at The New York Times

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White Lion lands manifesto for misfits by Sink the Pink founder Fussell

White Lion has landed a manifesto for misfits by Glyn Fussell, founder of LGBTQ+ collective Sink the Pink. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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#Merky lands 'deeply moving' memoir by Olympian runner Caster Semenya

PRH imprint #Merky Books has landed the "powerful and deeply moving" memoir by Olympic champion and elite runner Caster Semenya. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-06 10:43:15 UTC ]
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The rare Trump insider memoir that doesn’t obsess over Trump

Review of "There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century" by Fiona Hill Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-10-01 14:45:07 UTC ]
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