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A Book of Migrations: Some Passages in Ireland
 
 
Author
Rebecca Solnit.
Publisher Verso  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5.05 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9781844677085
Pages/Publication Date 253/2011
Daedalus Item Code 32046
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In this "brilliant meditation on travel" (NYTimes), Rebecca Solnit travels through Ireland, the land of her long-forgotten maternal ancestors. She 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.

"Though the scenario is familiar—an American with Irish ancestry travels to Ireland to explore her roots and her identity—this book is not typical. The essays here have a more intellectual bent; the descriptions of the people and the landscape are interspersed with philosophical musings on things such as the use of animal metaphors in our language, the life of Irish patriot Roger Casement, the imagery of blood in discussions of ethnicity, and the reasons why the Travelers (the Irish version of gypsies) are so hated. Solnit, who has written numerous essays in publications such as Sierra, writes in an accessible, readable style and displays a thorough knowledge of Irish history and literature."—Library Journal

 
 
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