Whose Story Is This?: Old Conflicts, New Chapters

Category: Book
By (author): Solnit, Rebecca
Subject:  LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  NON-FICTION / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Published: September 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 150
Size: 7.40in x 5.61in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*

Who gets to shape the narrative of our times? The current moment is a battle royale over that foundational power, one in which women, people of color, non-straight people are telling other versions, and white people and men and particularly white men are trying to hang onto the old versions and their own centrality. InWhose Story Is This? Rebecca Solnit appraises what's emerging and why it matters and what the obstacles are.

Review Quote*

"Rebecca Solnit is essential feminist reading." 
-The New Republic

"Rebecca Solnit is the voice of the resistance."
-New York Times Magazine

"Solnit's passionate, shrewd, and hopeful critiques are a road map for positive change."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Solnit's exquisite essays move between the political and the personal, the intellectual and the earthy."

"Rebecca Solnit reasserts herself here as one of the most astute cultural critics in progressive discourse."
-Publishers Weekly

"No writer has better understood the mix of fear and possibility, peril and exuberance that's marked this new millennium."
-Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org

Biographical Note

Writer, historian, and activistRebecca Solnit is the author of more than twenty books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, includingCall Them By Their True Names(Winner of the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction),Men Explain Things to Me, The Mother of All Questions, andHope in the Dark, all also with Haymarket; a trilogy of atlases of American cities;The Faraway Nearby;A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster;A Field Guide to Getting Lost;Wanderlust: A History of Walking; andRiver of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award). A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a columnist at theGuardian.