Far Away Places on the Brink of Change Seven Continents Twenty Five Years [Pdf Read]

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  • Far Away Places on the Brink of Change Seven Continents Twenty Five Years
  • Andrew Solomon
  • English
  • 25 March 2020
  • 9781784740115

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Andrew Solomon Ä 0 Review Download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Andrew Solomon Review Far Away Places on the Brink of Change Seven Continents Twenty Five Years T of remarkable perception and prescience Solomon captures the essence of these cultures across seven continents and twenty five years and tracks seismic shifts – cultural political and spiritual He takes us on a magnificent journey into the heart of extraordinarily diverse experiences yet shows us the common humanity uniting peoples and places all over the worl. Excellent memoir based on journalism done in the 1990s and 2000s updated One of my favorite authors He blends his journeys through a variety of countries with observations of changes over time

Review Far Away Places on the Brink of Change Seven Continents Twenty Five YearsFar Away Places on the Brink of Change Seven Continents Twenty Five Years

Andrew Solomon Ä 0 Review Download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Andrew Solomon Review Far Away Places on the Brink of Change Seven Continents Twenty Five Years 01 researching widespread suffering from depression and on the uest for a rare bird in Zambia in 1998 Far and Away tells these and many other stories of profound upheaval With his signature brilliance and compassion Solomon demonstrates both how history is altered by individuals and how personal identities are altered when governments alterA journalist and essayis. Far and Away is a nice mixture of things it starts out with pieces about artists in Russia and China for example but there are also some pieces written for travel magazines which are about the travel and the places itself It deals with the astoundingly beautiful and the shockingly awful and Solomon can pull this off because his writing is just so good and captivating He doesn t romanticise or generalise and tries to approach everyone with interest and empathy which is always a good starting point in my bookThe only thing this book misses is also what makes it so varied it s not very cohesive He talks about snorkeling in a divine location in one piece and meeting victims of rape during war in the other I really like the diversity of the topics but these large shifts in tone topic and gravity could also make it a bit less appealing but I guess that s up to the individual reader It also helps if you just lay aside the book sometimes if you re not in the mood for either levity or gravity in a specific moment that s what I did

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Andrew Solomon Ä 0 Review Download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Andrew Solomon Review Far Away Places on the Brink of Change Seven Continents Twenty Five Years In 1991 Andrew Solomon built barricades and faced down tanks in Moscow with a band of Russian artists protesting the coup after Gorbachev’s resignation In 2002 he was in Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban; in 2014 he travelled to Myanmar to meet ex political prisoners as the country slowly fitfully pushed towards freedom We find him in Greenland in 20. Andrew Solomon s previous two books Noonday Demon on depression and Far From the Tree on having children very different from youyour image of what they should be are among my favorite nonfiction works of the past decade or so They are long as hell but I freuently and unhesitatingly recommend them whenever the subjects come up For a lot of reasons but mostly I guess because Solomon takes these vast topics and brilliantly fuses both historical and cultural overviews with intimate reporting on individual lives So even though I knew going in that Far and Away was simply a collection of magazine pieces starting I guess the early 1990s and through 2014 all are slightly reworked or expanded with intros and codas that update the material I still wanted to see what the man had to sayThe theme here is societiesnationscultures on the brink of change which can mean the lives of artists in Russia South Africa China and Afghanistan under various regimes rituals among remote tribes of Solomon Islands Libya before and after the fall of addafi Antarctica in the throes of warming that sort of thing Some of it feels a bit like school and I must say my favorites pieces were the chapters pulled from his books he s also a bit forgetful that not everyone can spend thousands tens of thousands of dollars and tour the world just because travel is essential for understanding the human condition but Solomon is so smart and charming clear eyed and self effacing insatiably curious and generous with his insights that for the most part he pulls it off Mostly for fanboys though