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The Resource Recollections of My Nonexistence

Recollections of My Nonexistence

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Recollections of My Nonexistence
Title
Recollections of My Nonexistence
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Summary
Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for BiographyLonglisted for The Orwell Prize for Political WritingAn electric portrait of the artist as a young woman that asks how a writer finds her voice in a society that prefers women to be silent, from the author of Orwell's RosesIn Recollections of My Nonexistence, Rebecca Solnit describes her formation as a writer and as a feminist in 1980s San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender violence on the street and throughout society and the exclusion of women from cultural arenas. She tells of being poor, hopeful, and adrift in the city that became her great teacher, and of the small apartment that, when she was nineteen, became the home in which she transformed herself. She explores the forces that liberated her as a person and as a writer—books themselves; the gay community that presented a new model of what else gender, family, and joy could mean; and her eventual arrival in the spacious landscapes and overlooked conflicts of the American West. Beyond being a memoir, Solnit's book is also a passionate argument: that women are not just impacted by personal experience, but by membership in a society where violence against women pervades. Looking back, she describes how she came to recognize that her own experiences of harassment and menace were inseparable from the systemic problem of who has a voice, or rather who is heard and respected and who is silenced—and how she was galvanized to use her own voice for change
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Solnit, Rebecca
Nature of contents
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
  • Women's Studies
Label
Recollections of My Nonexistence
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:5ff78f28-8090-4fd9-8298-0556e944403b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780593083352
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Recollections of My Nonexistence
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5ff78f28-8090-4fd9-8298-0556e944403b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780593083352
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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