Staff Pick

Readers already attuned to the pleasures of walking will find Kagge’s brief and graceful book a pure delight. For others, the evocations of walking’s power to slow time, clear the mind, and show us the world in detail may be revelatory. Citing Sanskrit, the wisdom of Inuit traditions, and Hippocrates, Kagge shows that we haven’t evolved in order to walk, but that “the ability to walk…invented us.” It’s made us curious and sent us out to explore the world, as Kagge has done by walking to both poles; but as he shows in his fine and eloquent accounts of everyday walks around Oslo, walking is a profoundly meaningful experience wherever it happens—and in today’s rushing world, it’s also a radical act.

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By Erling Kagge, Becky L. Crook (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781524747848
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Published: Pantheon - April 23rd, 2019