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How does Solnit intertwine her growth as an individual with her growth as a writer?

Over the course of the memoir, Solnit not only tells the story of her own evolving awareness as an individual and a woman, but as an artist interested in finding her voice and telling the stories of others. She often compares becoming a writer, to discovering the truth of her humanity. As she learns more about herself, the allowances and disallowances her society creates for her, she learns more about the lives and worlds of others like her. In order to figure out who she wants to be as a writer, she must first understand who she is as an individual, what she believes, in whom she will invest, the changes she hopes to make with her work. Her thirst for knowledge is never limited to literary, artistic, or academic realms. Rather...

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