Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change

Title

Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change

Authors

Andrew Solomon

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Document Type

Book

Description

Far and Away collects Andrew Solomon’s writings about places undergoing seismic shifts—political, cultural, and spiritual. Chronicling his stint on the barricades in Moscow in 1991, when he joined artists in resisting the coup whose failure ended the Soviet Union, his 2002 account of the rebirth of culture in Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban, his insightful appraisal of a Myanmar seeped in contradictions as it slowly, fitfully pushes toward freedom, and many other stories of profound upheaval, this book provides a unique window onto the very idea of social change. With his signature brilliance and compassion, Solomon demonstrates both how history is altered by individuals, and how personal identities are altered when governments alter.

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Scribner

City

New York

State

NY

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | History | Nonfiction

Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change

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