Author: Jean Hegland
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Release Date: 2017-01-27
Die Schwestern Nell und Eva, 17 und 18, leben weit außerhalb am Waldrand. Wie betäubt vom Tod ihrer Eltern realisieren sie zunächst nicht, was um sie herum geschieht. Nachrichten von Krieg und Seuchen kommen. Bald gibt es keinen Strom, keine Lebensmittel mehr. Nell und Eva sind von der Welt abgeschnitten. Gemeinsam müssen sie ihren Weg suchen, um zu überleben. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)
“With humor, wisdom and a sense of urgency, Irvine uses Desert Solitaire as a jumping off point to assess the current state of the world, to expose the very human error of the literary heroes on dusty pedestals, and to reinsert many of us back into the narrative… No matter your feelings about Edward Abbey, Irvine's Desert Cabal adds necessary depth to the dialogue. Many of us have been waiting years for that.” —ALBUQUERQUE ALIBI "While Irvine shares the love Abbey, who died in 1989, had for Utah's public lands, she contends some views and sentiments from his time need to be challenged. She points out privileges Abbey enjoyed as a white male; she questions his use of 'Abbey’s country.' From Abbey's first morning in the desert to his tale of a snake that guarded his campsite, Irvine questions and compares their experiences, including their failed marriages." —THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE "At once intimate and expansive…a reminder that individuals, even titans like Abbey, can only do so much to save the 'best places.' It really does take a village (or cabal)." —TELLURIDE INSIDE AND OUT “A lyrical, raw and vulnerable conversation.” —TELLURIDE DAILY PLANET "Fierce and clear—Irvine’s book effectively confronts the ritual of veneration and brings the reader closer to appreciating Abbey's work in a more constructive, relevant and productive frame than what has been allowed in the last five decades." —THE UTAH REVIEW "The news Irvine breaks graveside is that the world, and specifically 'Abbey's country,' has changed… and there's no telling where [Abbey's] sentiments would place him in a landscape that now includes Standing Rock and Black Lives Matter, a generation of female activists and the #MeToo movement." —SANTA FE REPORTER "Irvine gradually builds to a ringing conclusion, stating simply and clearly that wilderness lovers 'need intimacy with people every bit as much as with place' and that 'going it alone is a failure of contribution and compassion.'" —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY “A grief–stricken, heart–hopeful, soul song to the American Desert, a wail, a keening, a rant, a scolding, a tumult, a prayer, an aria, and a call to action. Amy Irvine implores us to trade in our solitude for solidarity, to recognize ourselves in each other and in the places we love, so that we might come together to save them. In this time of all out war being waged on America’s Public Lands, I'm glad she's on my side.” —PAM HOUSTON, author of Contents May Have Shifted “Amy Irvine is Ed Abbey's underworld, her roots reaching into the dark, hidden water. In a powerful, dreamlike series of essays, she lays Desert Solitaire bare, looking back at the man who wrote the book and the desert left behind. This stream of consciousness, this conversation, this broadside is an alternate version of Abbey's country. It is another voice in the wilderness.” —CRAIG CHILDS, author of Atlas of a Lost World and Apocalyptic Planet "Ed Abbey's rise to sainthood has been a bit awkward: here is an earth hero who guzzles gas in search of his personal Eden, a champion of the underdog who snubs Mexican and Native people, an anarchist rabble–rouser who utters not a peep about his perch atop the patriarchy. Finally someone—and it could be no better iconoclast than Amy Irvine—wrassles him off the pedestal back down to the red dirt where he belongs. Half riot, half tribute, this is a roadmap through a crisis that neither Abbey nor any of us imagined." —MARK SUNDEEN, author of The Man Who Quit Money and The Unsettlers "If you’ve ever talked back to the canonical tomes of the environmental movement, this is a book for you. Here are the women, the people, the children, and the intimate dangers those old books so frequently erased. Here is a new and necessary ethic that might help us more openly love the land and the many living beings who share it. I found myself nodding—Yes! Yes! Thank you!—on nearly every page of Desert Cabal." —CAMILLE T. DUNGY, author of Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood and History and editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry Ed Abbey’s Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness turns fifty this fall, and its iconic author, who has inspired generations of rebel-rousing advocacy on behalf of the American West, is due for a tribute as well as a talking to. In Desert Cabal: A New Season in the Wilderness, Amy Irvine admires the man who influenced her life and work while challenging all that is dated—offensive, even—between the covers of Abbey’s environmental classic. Irvine names and questions the “lone male” narrative—white and privileged as it is—that still has its boots planted firmly at the center of today’s wilderness movement, even as she celebrates the lens through which Abbey taught so many to love the wild remains of the nation. From Abbey’s quiet notion of solitude to Irvine’s roaring cabal, the desert just got hotter, and its defenders more nuanced and numerous.
This is the only major collection of Abbey’s writings compiled by the author himself: in his own words, “to present what I think is both the best and most representative of my writing—so far.” It serves up a rich feast of fiction and prose by the singular American writer whom Larry McMurtry called “the Thoreau of the American West.” Devoted Abbey fans along with readers just discovering his work will find a mother lode of treasures here: generous chunks of his best novels, including The Brave Cowboy, Black Sun, and his classic The Monkey Wrench Gang; and more than a score of his evocative, passionate, trenchant essays—a genre in which he produced acknowledged masterpieces such as Desert Solitaire. Scattered throughout are the author’s own petroglyph-style sketches. This new edition adds selections from work that appeared shortly before Abbey’s death: a chapter from Hayduke Lives!, the hilarious sequel to The Monkey Wrench Gang; excerpts from his revealing journals; and examples of his poetry. A new foreword by Doug Peacock—Abbey’s close friend and the model for the flamboyant activist Hayduke—offers a fond appreciation of this larger-than-life figure in American letters.
Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Incorporated
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Literary Collections
Abbey's explorations include the familiar territory of the Rio Grande in Texas, Canyonlands National Park, and Lake Powell in Utah. He also takes readers to such varied places as Scotland, the interior of Australia, the Sierra Madre, and Isla de la Sombra in Mexico.
Jede Zukunft beginnt mit einer scheinbar unlösbaren Frage ... Unsere Welt ist nicht mehr dieselbe. Nach der Klimakatastrophe und dem Anstieg des Meeresspiegels sind zahlreiche Küstenregionen überflutet. Rohstoffmangel, genetische Manipulationen und politische Wirren haben ihr Übriges getan, um die Welt ins Chaos zu stürzen. Die beiden Kinder Mahlia und Mouse sind Flüchtlinge, die das Gebiet der Versunkenen Städte verlassen wollen – die Gegend, die früher einmal Washington DC genannt wurde. Im angrenzenden Dschungel treffen sie auf einen schwer verletzten Halbmenschen und wollen ihm helfen, als sie von einem Trupp Kindersoldaten entdeckt und voneinander getrennt werden. Auf einmal steht Mahlia vor der schwersten Entscheidung ihres Lebens: Soll sie alles für ihren Freund riskieren? Oder soll sie nach dem einen Ort suchen, an dem Frieden und Freiheit noch möglich zu sein scheinen ...
Wir alle kennen es: Man hält an einer Entscheidung fest, obwohl deutlich absehbar ist, dass sie falsch ist. Schlimmer noch, man ignoriert alle Warnungen, verpasst die Gelegenheit, die Katastrophe abzuwenden und steuert sogar noch direkt in sie hinein. Ein unerklärliches Verhalten? Mitnichten, sagen Ori und Rom Brafman.
Author: Frank Bergon
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Release Date: 1994
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 photography of Eliot Porter captures the majestic beauty of the Appalachian wilderness. In the contrast, the harsh human history--the blighting force of today's industrial tourism, the sad fate of the Cherokee Indians, and the mountaineers--is sensitively recorded by Abbey. 45 color illustrations. $37.50 value.