Call Them by Their True Names

American Crises (and Essays)

Rebecca Solnit
AUD $24.99

An essential new collection of essays from the bestselling phenomenon Rebecca Solnit calling for reflection and context, activism and hope.

Winner 2018 Kirkus Prize

Beginning with the election of Donald Trump ('The Loneliest Man in the World') and expanding back and forth into American history, surveillance, violence against the individual, the denormalizing of misogyny and the rehumanizing of public space. The ultimate focus of the book is climate and feminist activism, bringing Solnit's trademark deep analysis to bear on a range of contemporary crises.

And again, and spectacularly, she shows us how to hope.

Longlisted 2018 National Book Award - Non-Fiction

Author bio:

Rebecca Solnit is author of, among other books, Mother of All Questions, Men Explain Things to Me, Wanderlust, 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.

Category: Literature & literary studies
ISBN: 9781783784974
Awards: Winner Kirkus Prize 2018 US; Long-listed National Book Award - Non-Fiction 2018 US
Publisher: Granta
Imprint: Granta
Pub Date: October 2018
Page Extent: 176
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Literature & literary studies