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Rebecca Solnit
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Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit is a writer, feminist, activist and art critic. She is the author of a dozen books for which she has won critical acclaim and national literary awards. When she attended a party of people quite a bit older than her and her friend, they encountered a man who boasted about an important book that was just published. When the man learned that Rebecca was the author, he turned pale and walked away without a word. Rebecca had encountered this same reaction many times in her writing career. She tackled complicated and substantive subjects in her writing which surprised the old man at the party and other men she encountered along the way.

Rebecca was an anti-nuclear activist whose group tried to force the closing of the Nevada test site but were unable to do so. However, she felt great satisfaction to learn that an...

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