Desert Solitaire

Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816510571
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An account of the author's existence, observations and reflections, as a seasonal park ranger in southeast Utah

Desert Solitaire

Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher:
ISBN: 0860721426
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Arches National Park (Utah)

"A passionately felt, deeply poetic book. It has philosophy. It has humor. It has its share of nerve-tingling adventures...set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty."@THE NEW YORK TIMES [email protected] Abbey lived for three seasons in the desert at Moab, Utah, and what he discovered about the land before him, the world around him, and the heart that beat within, is a fascinating, sometimes raucous, always personal account of a place that has already disappeared, but is worth remembering and living through again and again.

Christianity Wilderness and Wildlife

Author: Susan Bratton
Publisher:
ISBN: 158966177X
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Religion

In Christianity, Wilderness, and Wildlife, Susan Bratton brings to life the tradition of Christian wilderness spirituality, from Noah’s and Moses’ experiences in the Old Testament to Celtic monasteries and the Franciscan order. She traces a long history of divine encounters in biblical literature such as visions, providential protection, spiritual guidance and calls to leadership—all of which highlight the importance of nature in Christian thought. This book will command the attention of the growing audience for works at the intersection of environment and spirituality.

D sert solitaire

Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Éditions Gallmeister
ISBN: 9782404003979
Release Date: 2016-06-02T00:00:00+02:00
Genre: Fiction

Peu de livres ont autant déchaîné les passions que celui que vous tenez entre les mains. Publié pour la première fois en 1968, Désert solitaire est en effet de ces rares livres dont on peut affirmer sans exagérer qu'il “changeait les vies” comme l'écrit Doug Peacock. À la fin des années 1950, Edward Abbey travaille deux saisons comme ranger dans le parc national des Arches, en plein cœur du désert de l'Utah. Lorsqu'il y retourne, une dizaine d'années plus tard, il constate avec effroi que le progrès est aussi passé par là. Cette aventure forme la base d'un récit envoûtant, véritable chant d'amour à la sauvagerie du monde, mais aussi formidable coup de colère du légendaire auteur du Gang de la clef à molette. Chef-d'œuvre irrévérencieux et tumultueux, Désert solitaire est un classique du nature writing et sans conteste l'un des plus beaux textes jamais inspirés par le désert américain.

The Wilderness Reader

Author: Frank Bergon
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 0874172500
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Nature

The relationship of wilderness to civilization has been a major preoccupation of poets and novelists from Bryant to Faulkner. The cultural heritage developed out of a great deal of philosophizing, romanticizing and fantasizing about the wilderness. But for all the enthusiasm that accompanied its conquest, we have not necessarily developed an appreciation for the actual phenomenon of wilderness itself - its trees, bogs, snakes, rocks, wolves and dirt.

The Ecocriticism Reader

Author: Cheryll Glotfelty
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820317810
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Literary Criticism

This book is the first collection of its kind, an anthology of classic and cutting-edge writings in the rapidly emerging field of literary ecology. Exploring the relationship between literature and the physical environment, literary ecology is the study of the ways that writing - from novels and folktales to U.S. government reports and corporate advertisements - both reflects and influences our interactions with the natural world.

Nature Writing

Author: Don Scheese
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134980918
Release Date: 2013-10-28
Genre: Literary Criticism

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Serpents of Paradise

Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781466806283
Release Date: 1996-05-15
Genre: Fiction

This book is different from any other Edward Abbey book. It includes essays, travel pieces and fictions to reveal Ed's life directly, in his own words. The selections gathered here are arranged chronologically by incident, not by date of publication, to offer Edward Abbey's life from the time he was the boy called Ned in Home, Pennsylvania, until his death in Tucson at age 62. A short note introduces each of the four parts of the book and attempts to identify what's happening in the author's life at the time. When relevant, some details of publishing history are provided.

Bedrock and Paradox

Author: David M. Pozza
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 0820463302
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Literary Criticism

Rarely does an author so thoroughly entertain and anger his readers as Edward Abbey does. This book focuses on Abbey’s aesthetic and philosophy of paradox as they are reflected in his writings, and explores his literary technique of blurring traditional genres regarding fiction and nonfiction. Until now, no study has sufficiently treated the full complexity of Abbey’s writing throughout his career - making this particular work not only original, but important.

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313328552
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Alphabetically arranged entries on 50 themes discuss 155 popular works of nonfiction widely read by students.