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Far and Away - Reporting from the Brink of Change

Andrew Solomon

From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics' Circle Award - and one of the most original thinkers of our time - a riveting collection of essays about places in dramatic transition. 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 steeped 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. A journalist and essayist of remarkable perception and prescience, Solomon captures the essence of these cultures. Ranging across seven continents and 25 years, Far and Away takes a magnificent journey into the heart of extraordinarily diverse experiences, yet Solomon finds a common humanity wherever he travels. Illuminating the development of his own genius, his stories are always intimate and often both funny and deeply moving.

From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics' Circle Award - and one of the most original thinkers of our time - a riveting collection of essays about places in dramatic transition. 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 steeped 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. A journalist and essayist of remarkable perception and prescience, Solomon captures the essence of these cultures. Ranging across seven continents and 25 years, Far and Away takes a magnificent journey into the heart of extraordinarily diverse experiences, yet Solomon finds a common humanity wherever he travels. Illuminating the development of his own genius, his stories are always intimate and often both funny and deeply moving.
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From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics' Circle Award - and one of the most original thinkers of our time - a riveting collection of essays about places in dramatic transition. 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 steeped 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. A journalist and essayist of remarkable perception and prescience, Solomon captures the essence of these cultures. Ranging across seven continents and 25 years, Far and Away takes a magnificent journey into the heart of extraordinarily diverse experiences, yet Solomon finds a common humanity wherever he travels. Illuminating the development of his own genius, his stories are always intimate and often both funny and deeply moving.

Language:

English

Length:

22h 13m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

14:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

20:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

16:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

28:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

28:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

23:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

21:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

25:16


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

26:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

24:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

28:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

18:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

18:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

14:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

20:19


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

18:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

17:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

24:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

21:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

21:19


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

20:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

12:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

19:58


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

26:42


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

28:53


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

20:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

28:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

19:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

28:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

01:12