A Book of Migrations

A Book of Migrations

Some Passages in Ireland

By Rebecca Solnit

Verso, Paperback, 9781844677085, 253pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2011

In this acclaimed exploration of the culture of others, Rebecca Solnit travels through Ireland, the land of her long-forgotten maternal ancestors. "A Book of Migrations" portrays in microcosm a history made of great human tides of invasion, colonization, emigration, nomadism and tourism. Enriched by cross-cultural comparisons with the history of the American West, "A Book of Migrations" carves a new route through Ireland's history, literature and landscape.

About the Author
Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of sixteen books about civil society, popular power, uprisings, art, environment, place, pleasure, politics, hope, and memory. She is a Harper s contributing editor.

Praise For A Book of Migrations

“Truly exceptional, a paradise for readers.”—Kirkus Reviews