A Book of Migrations: Some Passages in Ireland (Paperback)

Some Passages in Ireland

By Rebecca Solnit

Verso, 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

Rebecca Solnit is author of, among other books, Wanderlust, A Book of Migrations, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, the NBCC award-winning River of Shadows and A Paradise Built In Hell. A contributing editor to Harper's, she writes regularly for the London Review of Books and the Los Angeles Times. She lives in San Francisco.

Praise For A Book of Migrations: Some Passages in Ireland

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