Paperback A philosophy of walking / Frédéric Gros ; translated by John Howe ; illustrated by Clifford Harper.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: London : Verso,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781781688373 (pbk.) :
Translated from the French.
This translation originally published: 2014.
Frédéric Gros charts the many different ways we get from A to B - the pilgrimage, the promenade, the protest march, the nature ramble - and shows what it tells us about ourselves. He draws attention to other thinkers who also saw walking as a central part of their practice, and ponders over things like why Henry David Thoreau entered Walden Woods in pursuit of the wilderness, the reason Rimbaud walked in a fury while Nerval rambled to cure his melancholy.
Original title: Marcher, une philosophie. English
x, 226 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm