Desert Solitaire

Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671695880
Release Date: 1990-01-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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

Desert Solitaire A Season in the Wilderness

Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780008283322
Release Date: 2018-07-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

‘My favourite book about the wilderness’ Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild In this shimmering masterpiece of American nature writing, Edward Abbey ventures alone into the canyonlands of Moab, Utah, to work as a seasonal ranger for the United States National Park Service.

Down The River

Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 0844672025
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Nature


Kings of Nowhere

Author: T. J. Forrester
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 9783841206466
Release Date: 2013-10-04
Genre: Fiction

Nirgends zu Hause -- und auf dem längsten Trail der Welt Eine junge Wissenschaftlerin, ein angeblicher Halbindianer und ein Drogensüchtiger –für sie alle ist der Appalachian Trail die letzte Chance. Simone muss ihren verweichlichten Freund abschütteln und ihr Bedürfnis, Menschen aus großer Höhe hinabzustoßen. Richard kämpft gegen seine Alkoholsucht. Taz wurde vor kurzem aus dem Gefängnis entlassen. Die drei durchstreifen einzigartige Landschaften, erleben Freundschaft und Liebe, aber auch Neid, Hass und Tod. Und immer wieder stellt sich ihnen die große Frage: Kann der Mensch sich ändern? „Fern von der Zivilisation zu sein, ist eine spirituelle Erfahrung.“ T. J. Forrester „Manchmal lässt T.J. Forrester ‚Die Straße’ von Cormac McCarthys wie halluzinogene Zuckerwatte erscheinen.“ A. M. Homes

Desert Cabal

Author: Amy Irvine
Publisher: Torrey House Press
ISBN: 1937226972
Release Date: 2018-11-06
Genre: Literary Criticism

A fearless, heartfelt essay collection in which Amy Irvine celebrates environmental icon Edward Abbey--and gives him a talking to.

The Best of Edward Abbey

Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
ISBN: 1578051215
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Fiction

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.

White Sands

Author: Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 9783832189761
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Genre: Fiction

Warum reisen wir? Woher der feste Glaube, dass es uns an einem anderen Ort besser ginge? Der Himmel blauer wäre, das Lebensgefühl »echter«, das Essen besser. Warum schreiben wir manchen Orten eine geradezu paradiesische Aura zu, nur um im nächsten Moment festzustellen, dass das Paradies definitiv woanders sein muss? Geoff Dyer geht diesen Fragen in seinem neuen Buch auf den Grund. Mit einzigartiger Beobachtungsgabe und sprühendem Witz nimmt er uns mit auf seine Reisen durch die Welt. Er berichtet von dem Versuch, in Französisch-Polynesien Gauguins Traumland zu finden, von seinem Trip in die Verbotene Stadt in Peking, auf dem er sich in seine Führerin verguckt, von seiner Reise ins eisige Norwegen, zu den Nordlichtern, die aber nicht den Anstand besitzen, rechtzeitig aufzutauchen. In einer furiosen Mischung aus Reisebericht, Essay, Kulturkritik und Fiktion erzählt er von erhebenden Momenten genauso wie von Situationen grandiosen Scheiterns. Kaum ein Autor vermag so anspruchsvoll, klug, elegant und lustig über die grundlegenden Fragen des Menschseins zu schreiben.

A Voice Crying in the Wilderness

Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: St Martins Press
ISBN: 0312041470
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Humor

Essays address such diverse topics as New York City, politics, human perfectability, sex, literature, and the environment

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.

Appalachian Wilderness

Author: Eliot Porter
Publisher: Bristol Park Books
ISBN: 0884860124
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Appalachian Mountains

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.

Earth Apples

Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Saint Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 0312134797
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Poetry

A legendary hero of the west and an icon to irreverent and fun-loving souls everywhere, Abbey's literary reputation continues to soar. Principally known as a prose writer, Abbey was also a passionate producer of verse. These never-before-published poems are culled from Abbey's Journals and offer an insightful, unique look into the mind of a legend.

Abbey s Road

Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 0844672017
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.