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
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
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.

The Monkey Wrench Gang

Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Dream Garden Press
ISBN: 094268818X
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Fiction

Ex-Green Beret George Hayduke returns from war to find his beloved southwestern desert threatened by industrial development. Joining with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D., Hayduke is ready to fight the power. They (the Monkey Wrench Gang) take on the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are threatening the natural habitat in this is a comedic novel of destructive mayhem and outrageous civil disobedience.

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.

Finding Abbey

Author: Sean Prentiss
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826355928
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Nature

When the great environmental writer Edward Abbey died in 1989, four of his friends buried him secretly in a hidden desert spot that no one would ever find. The final resting place of the Thoreau of the American West remains unknown and has become part of American folklore. In this book a young writer who went looking for Abbey’s grave combines an account of his quest with a creative biography of Abbey. Sean Prentiss takes readers across the country as he gathers clues from his research, travel, and interviews with some of Abbey’s closest friends—including Jack Loeffler, Ken “Seldom Seen” Sleight, David Petersen, and Doug Peacock. Along the way, Prentiss examines his own sense of rootlessness as he attempts to unravel Abbey’s complicated legacy, raising larger questions about the meaning of place and home.

Desert solitaire

Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Baldini & Castoldi
ISBN: 9788868656874
Release Date: 2015-04-07T00:00:00+02:00
Genre: Fiction

Desert solitaire è diventato un libro di culto sin dalla sua pubblicazione, nel 1968. Un racconto provocatorio e mistico, arrabbiato e appassionato, in cui Edward Abbey ci restituisce la sua esperienza di ranger nell'Arches National Monument, nel Sudest dello Utah, catturandone l'essenza e trasmettendoci il desiderio di vivere nella natura e conoscerla nella sua forma più pura: silenzio, lotta, bellezza abbagliante. Ma Desert solitaire è anche il grido angosciato di un uomo pronto a sfidare il crescente sfruttamento operato dall'industria petrolifera, mineraria e del turismo. Sono trascorsi quasi cinquant'anni, e le osservazioni di Abbey, le sue battaglie, non hanno perso nulla della loro rilevanza. Anzi, oggi più che mai, Desert solitaire ci chiama a combattere, mettendoci di fronte a un'ultima domanda fondamentale: riusciremo a salvare ciò che resta dei nostri tesori naturali prima che i bulldozer manovrati dal profitto colpiscano ancora?

All The Wild That Remains Edward Abbey Wallace Stegner and the American West

Author: David Gessner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393246780
Release Date: 2015-04-20
Genre: Nature

An homage to the West and to two great writers who set the standard for all who celebrate and defend it. Archetypal wild man Edward Abbey and proper, dedicated Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the western landscape. Now, award-winning nature writer David Gessner follows the ghosts of these two remarkable writer-environmentalists from Stegner's birthplace in Saskatchewan to the site of Abbey's pilgrimages to Arches National Park in Utah, braiding their stories and asking how they speak to the lives of all those who care about the West. These two great westerners had very different ideas about what it meant to love the land and try to care for it, and they did so in distinctly different styles. Boozy, lustful, and irascible, Abbey was best known as the author of the novel The Monkey Wrench Gang (and also of the classic nature memoir Desert Solitaire), famous for spawning the idea of guerrilla actions—known to admirers as "monkeywrenching" and to law enforcement as domestic terrorism—to disrupt commercial exploitation of western lands. By contrast, Stegner, a buttoned-down, disciplined, faithful family man and devoted professor of creative writing, dedicated himself to working through the system to protect western sites such as Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado. In a region beset by droughts and fires, by fracking and drilling, and by an ever-growing population that seems to be in the process of loving the West to death, Gessner asks: how might these two farseeing environmental thinkers have responded to the crisis? Gessner takes us on an inspiring, entertaining journey as he renews his own commitment to cultivating a meaningful relationship with the wild, confronting American overconsumption, and fighting environmental injustice—all while reawakening the thrill of the words of his two great heroes.

Epitaph For A Desert Anarchist

Author: James Bishop
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439143641
Release Date: 2010-05-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Through Abbey's own writings and personal papers, as well as interviews with friends and acquaintances, Bishop gives us a penetrating, compelling, no-holds-barred view of tile life and accomplishments of this controversial figure.

One Life at a Time Please

Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781466806399
Release Date: 1988-02-15
Genre: Literary Collections

From stories about cattlemen, fellow critics, his beloved desert, cities, and technocrats to thoughts on sin and redemption, this is one of our most treasured writers at the height of his powers.

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.

Beyond the Wall

Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781466806405
Release Date: 1984-04-15
Genre: Nature

In this wise and lyrical book about landscapes of the desert and the mind, Edward Abbey guides us beyond the wall of the city and asphalt belting of superhighways to special pockets of wilderness that stretch from the interior of Alaska to the dry lands of Mexico.

The Conservative Bookshelf

Author: Chilton Williamson
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 0806526912
Release Date: 2005-09
Genre: Political Science

This list embraces fiction, poetry, and political thought side by side with the works of C.S. Lewis, Edmund Wilson, and Flannery O'Connor.