CALL THEM BY THEIR TRUE NAMES
American Crises (and Essays)
Haymarket Books (Fall 2018)
Paper • ISBN-13:9781608469468• US $15.95 • 5.5 in x 7.5 in• 166 pgs.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Rebecca Solnit is the author of more than 20 books including the international bestseller Men Explain Things to Me. Called “the voice of the resistance” by the New York Times, she has emerged as an essential guide to our times, through incisive commentary on feminism, violence, ecology, hope, and everything in between.
In this powerful and wide-ranging collection of essays, Solnit turns her attention to the war at home. This is a war, she says, “with so many casualties that we should call it by its true name, this war with so many dead by police, by violent ex-husbands and partners and lovers, by people pursuing power and profit at the point of a gun or just shooting first and figuring out who they hit later.” To get to the root of these American crises, she contends that “to acknowledge this state of war is to admit the need for peace,” countering the despair of our age with a dose of solidarity, creativity, and hope.
“Rebecca Solnit is a treasure.”
“Solnit’s exquisite essays move between the political and the personal, the intellectual and the earthy.”
“Rebecca Solnit is the voice of the resistance.”
New York Times Magazine
“No writer has better understood the mix of fear and possibility, peril and exuberance that’s marked this new millennium.”
Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org
“Rebecca Solnit is essential feminist reading.”
The New Republic
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of twenty books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, including a trilogy of atlases and the books The Mother of All Questions, Hope in the Dark, Men Explain Things to Me; The Faraway Nearby; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; and River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award). A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a columnist at Harper’s.
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