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Paradise Built in Hell

Solnit Rebecca

9780143118077

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $34.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780143118077
Published: August 2010

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From the author of Men Explain Things to Me - "A landmark book that gives impassioned challenge to the social meaning of disasters" (The New York Times Book Review)

"The freshest, deepest, most optimistic account of human nature I've come across in years."
-Bill McKibben

Chosen as a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and Chicago Tribune

"A landmark book that gives impassioned challenge to the social meaning of disasters" (The New York Times Book Review) from the author of Orwell's Roses

"Solnit argues that disasters are opportunities as well as oppressions, each one a summons to rediscover the powerful engagement and joy of genuine altruism, civic life, grassroots community, and meaningful work." -San Francisco Chronicle

Chosen as a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and Chicago Tribune

The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community, purposefulness, and meaningful work that disaster often provides. A Paradise Built in Hell is an investigation of the moments of altruism, resourcefulness, and generosity that arise amid disaster's grief and disruption and considers their implications for everyday life. It points to a new vision of what society could become-one that is less authoritarian and fearful, more collaborative and local.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780143118077
Published: August 2010

Number of pages: 368
Width: 137 mm
Height: 213 mm
Depth: not specified

Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc

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