Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire
Author: Edward Abbey
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780816510573
ISBN 13: 0816510571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desert Solitaire Book Review:

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

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire
Author: Edward Abbey
Publsiher: RosettaBooks
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2011-08-21
ISBN 10: 0795317484
ISBN 13: 9780795317484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desert Solitaire Book Review:

This memoir of life in the American desert by the author of The Monkey Wrench Gang is a nature writing classic on par with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. In Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey recounts his many escapades, adventures, and epiphanies as an Arches National Park ranger outside Moab, Utah. Brimming with arresting insights, impassioned arguments for wilderness conservation, and a raconteur’s wit, it is one of Abbey’s most critically acclaimed works. Through stories and philosophical musings, Abbey reflects on the condition of our remaining wilderness, the future of a civilization, and his own internal struggle with morality. As the world continues its rapid development, Abbey’s cry to maintain the natural beauty of the West remains just as relevant today as when this book first appeared in 1968.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire
Author: Edward Abbey
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 269
Release: 1970
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1562464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Study Guide: Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey (SuperSummary)

Study Guide: Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey (SuperSummary)
Author: SuperSummary
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2019-04-11
ISBN 10: 9781093617344
ISBN 13: 1093617349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide: Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey (SuperSummary) Book Review:

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 56-page guide for "Desert Solitaire" by Edward Abbey includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 18 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Glory of Nature and The Harmony of Nature.

Christianity, Wilderness, and Wildlife

Christianity, Wilderness, and Wildlife
Author: Susan Bratton
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2009-06-01
ISBN 10: 9781589661776
ISBN 13: 158966177X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christianity, Wilderness, and Wildlife Book Review:

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.

Desert Solitaire Revisited

Desert Solitaire Revisited
Author: Doug Peacock
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 7
Release: 2018
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1102433304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Being on the Surface

Being on the Surface
Author: David James Almquist
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:952357398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Desert Cabal

Desert Cabal
Author: Amy Irvine
Publsiher: Torrey House Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 1937226964
ISBN 13: 9781937226961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desert Cabal Book Review:

"A grief–stricken, heart–hopeful, soul song to the American Desert." —PAM HOUSTON, author of Deep Creek As Ed Abbey’s Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness turns fifty, 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. AMY IRVINE is a sixth–generation Utahn and longtime public lands activist. Her work has been published in Orion, Pacific Standard, High Desert Journal, Climbing, Triquarterly, and other publications. Her memoir, Trespass: Living at the Edge of the Promised Land, received the Orion Book Award, the Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award, and Colorado Book Award. Her essay "Spectral Light," which appeared in Orion and The Best American Science and Nature Writing, was a finalist for the Pen Award in Journalism, and her recent essay, “Conflagrations: Motherhood, Madness and a Planet on Fire” appeared among the 2017 Best American Essays' list of Notables. Irvine teaches in the Mountainview Low–Residency MFA Program of Southern New Hampshire University—in the White Mountains of New England. She lives and writes off the grid in southwest Colorado, just spitting distance from her Utah homeland.

What Does the Desert Say?

What Does the Desert Say?
Author: John Seibert Farnsworth
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:272584609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Monkey Wrench Gang

The Monkey Wrench Gang
Author: Edward Abbey
Publsiher: Rosetta Books
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2011-08-19
ISBN 10: 0795317360
ISBN 13: 9780795317361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Monkey Wrench Gang Book Review:

A motley crew of saboteurs wreak outrageous havoc on the corporations destroying America’s Western wilderness in this classic, comic extravaganza. When George Washington Hayduke III returns home from war in the jungles of Southeast Asia, he finds the unspoiled West he once knew has been transformed. The pristine lands and waterways are being strip mined, dammed up, and paved over by greedy government hacks and their corrupt corporate coconspirators. And the manic, beer-guzzling, rabidly antisocial ex-Green Beret isn’t just getting mad. Hayduke plans to get even. Together with a radical feminist from the Bronx; a wealthy, billboard-torching libertarian MD; and a disgraced Mormon polygamist, Hayduke’s ready to stick it to the Man in the most creative ways imaginable. By the time they’re done, there won’t be a bridge left standing, a dam unblown, or a bulldozer unmolested from Arizona to Utah. Edward Abbey’s most popular novel, The Monkey Wrench Gang is an outrageous romp with ultra-serious undertones that is as relevant today as it was in the early days of the environmental movement. The author who Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove) once dubbed “The Thoreau of the American West” has written a true comedic classic with brains, heart, and soul that more than justifies the call from the Los Angeles Times Book Review that we should all “praise the earth for Edward Abbey!”

The Poetics and Politics of the Desert

The Poetics and Politics of the Desert
Author: Catrin Gersdorf
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9042024968
ISBN 13: 9789042024960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poetics and Politics of the Desert Book Review:

This study explores the ways in which the desert, as topographical space and cultural presence, shaped and reshaped concepts and images of America. Once a territory outside the geopolitical and cultural borders of the United States, the deserts of the West and Southwest have since emerged as canonical American landscapes. Drawing on the critical concepts of American studies and on questions and problems raised in recent debates on ecocriticism, The Poetics and Politics of the Desertinvestigates the spatial rhetoric of America as it developed in view of arid landscapes since the mid-nineteenth century. Gersdorf argues that the integration of the desert into America catered to the entire spectrum of ideological and political responses to the history and culture of the US, maintaining that the Americanization of this landscape was and continues to be staged within the idiomatic parameters and in reaction to the discursive authority of four spatial metaphors: garden, wilderness, Orient, and heterotopia.

The Best of Edward Abbey

The Best of Edward Abbey
Author: Edward Abbey
Publsiher: Rosetta Books
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2011-08-21
ISBN 10: 079531745X
ISBN 13: 9780795317453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best of Edward Abbey Book Review:

A mix of fiction and essays by the author described as “the Thoreau of the American West” (Larry McMurtry, The Washington Post). Edward Abbey himself compiled this volume representing some of his greatest work—including selections from such novels as The Monkey Wrench Gang, The Brave Cowboy, and Black Sun, as well as a number of expressive and acerbic essays. Renowned for inspiring modern environmentalists—though his interests ranged as widely as the landscapes he loved—Abbey offers an entertaining introduction to his writing, including excerpts from the autobiographical Desert Solitaire, in addition to his own sketches illustrating the text throughout.

The Brave Cowboy

The Brave Cowboy
Author: Edward Abbey
Publsiher: Rosetta Books
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2011-08-19
ISBN 10: 0795317514
ISBN 13: 9780795317514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brave Cowboy Book Review:

A cowboy takes on the forces of twentieth century tyranny in a tale by “the Thoreau of the American West” that became the classic film Lonely Are the Brave (Larry McMurtry, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lonesome Dove). A rugged individualist and sometime ranch hand, Jack Burns has no love for the modern world. He is a man out of time, riding his horse through a Southwestern landscape corrupted by concrete, shopping centers, and superhighways. A stubborn loner, he lives by a personal moral code that often sets him at odds with contemporary society. And he wouldn’t have it any other way. When Jack’s brazen attempt to free a jailed friend fails, the “anarchist cowboy” becomes an outlaw overnight. Suddenly he and his chestnut mare are racing toward the New Mexican high country with the state police, the military, and the FBI in hot pursuit. His private war against authority has reached a dangerous new level. But if the powerful forces aligning against him think that Jack is going to go quietly, they’ve got another think coming. The Houston Chronicle called Edward Abbey “a fresh breath from the farther reaches and canyons of the diminishing frontier.” The bestselling author of The Monkey Wrench Gang delivers a stirring tribute to individualism and the vanishing American hero. Brought to the big screen in 1962 as Lonely Are the Brave—a major motion picture starring Kirk Douglas and Walter Matthau—The Brave Cowboy is a moving and thought-provoking fable of the modern American West.

Seeking Awareness in American Nature Writing

Seeking Awareness in American Nature Writing
Author: Scott Slovic
Publsiher: University of Utah Press
Total Pages: 203
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780874803624
ISBN 13: 0874803624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain
Author: Edward Abbey
Publsiher: Rosetta Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-08-21
ISBN 10: 0795317395
ISBN 13: 9780795317392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire on the Mountain Book Review:

A New Mexico man faces off against the government in a battle over his land in this novel by the author of Desert Solitaire. After nine months away at school, Billy Vogelin Starr returns home to his beloved New Mexico—only to find his grandfather in a standoff with the US government, which wants to take his land and turn it into an extension of the White Sands Missile Range. Facing the combined powers of the US county sheriff, the Department of the Interior, the Atomic Energy Commission, and the US Air Force, John Vogelin stands his ground—because to Vogelin, his land is his life. When backed into a corner, a tough old man like him will come out fighting . . . Fire on the Mountain is a suspenseful page-turner by “one of the very best writers to deal with the American West”—the acclaimed author of such classics as The Monkey Wrench Gang and the memoir Desert Solitaire (The Washington Post). “Abbey is a fresh breath from the farther reaches and canyons of the diminishing frontier.” —Houston Chronicle

The Ecocriticism Reader

The Ecocriticism Reader
Author: Cheryll Glotfelty,Harold Fromm
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 415
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780820317816
ISBN 13: 0820317810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ecocriticism Reader Book Review:

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.

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction
Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780313328558
ISBN 13: 0313328552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction Book Review:

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

Down The River

Down The River
Author: Edward Abbey
Publsiher: Peter Smith Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780844672021
ISBN 13: 0844672025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bedrock and Paradox

Bedrock and Paradox
Author: David M. Pozza
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780820463308
ISBN 13: 0820463302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bedrock and Paradox Book Review:

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.

Nature Writing

Nature Writing
Author: Don Scheese
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-10-28
ISBN 10: 1134980914
ISBN 13: 9781134980918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature Writing Book Review:

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