The Mother of All Questions | Granta Books

  • Published: 24/08/2017
  • ISBN: 9781783783557
  • 129x20mm
  • 176 pages

The Mother of All Questions

Rebecca Solnit

Following on from the success of Men Explain Things to Me comes a new collection of essays in which Rebecca Solnit opens up a feminism for all of us: one that doesn’t stigmatize women’s lives, whether they include spouses and children or not; that brings empathy to the silences in men’s lives as well as the silencing of women’s lives; celebrates the ways feminism has shifted in recent years to reclaim rape jokes, revise canons, and rethink our everyday lives.

A provocative collection of essays on feminism. Along with her bestseller Men Explain Things to Me, it should be given to everyone who has ever tried to "mansplain" something to you

Best of the Arts in 2017, i paper

Time and again she comes running towards you with a bunch of hopes she has found and picked in the undergrowth of the times we are living in. And you remember that hope is not a guarantee for tomorrow, but a detonator of energy for action today

John Berger

There's a new feminist revolution - open to people of all genders - brewing right now and Rebecca Solnit is one of its most powerful, not to mention beguiling, voices

Barbara Ehrenreich

The Author

REBECCA SOLNIT is the author of more than twenty books, including Orwell’s Roses, which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing, Recollections of My Non-Existence, which was longlisted for the 2021 Orwell Prize for Political Writing and shortlisted for the James Tait Black Award, The Faraway Nearby, Wanderlust, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, River of Shadows and A Paradise Built in Hell. She is also the author of Men Explain Things to Me and many essays on feminism, activism, social change, hope, and the climate crisis. She writes regularly for the Guardian, the London Review of Books and the Los Angeles Times. She lives in San Francisco.

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