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Edward Abbey (1927–1989)

Autor(a) de Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

41+ Works 12,474 Membros 199 Críticas 80 Favorited

About the Author

Edward Abbey was born January 29, 1927 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Home. After military service in Naples, Italy, from 1945-47, he enrolled in Indiana University of Pennsylvania for a year before traveling to the West. He fell in love with the desert Southwest and eventually mostrar mais attended the University of New Mexico, where he obtained both graduate and post-graduate degrees. Abbey was a Fulbright Fellow from 1951-52. Abbey was an anarchist and a radical environmentalist; these positions are reflected in his writings. His novel Fire on the Mountain won the Western Heritage Award for Best Novel in 1963. Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness, considered by many to be his best work, is nonfiction that reflects Abbey's love for the American Southwest and draws on his experiences as a park ranger. Among his best-known works are The Brave Cowboy (1956), The Monkey Wrench Gang (1975), and The Fool's Progress (1988). In 1966 The Brave Cowboy was made into a movie titled Lonely Are the Brave, starring Kirk Douglas. Two collections of essays have been published since his death in 1989: Confessions of a Barbarian in 1994 and The Serpents of Paradise the following year. In 1987, Abbey was offered the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, but he declined. Abbey died in March 1989, near Tucson, Arizona, from complications following surgery. He did not want a traditional burial but rather requested to be buried in the Arizona desert, where he could nourish the earth which had been the subject of so many of his works. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Edward Abbey

The Monkey Wrench Gang (1975) 2,928 exemplares
Hayduke Lives! (1990) 574 exemplares
Down the River (1982) 376 exemplares
Fire on the Mountain (1962) 343 exemplares
Black Sun (1971) 298 exemplares
Abbey's Road (1979) 292 exemplares
The Best of Edward Abbey (1984) 248 exemplares
Good News: A Novel (Plume) (1980) 241 exemplares

Associated Works

The Land of Little Rain (1903) — Introdução, algumas edições589 exemplares
South Sea Tales (1909) — Autor — 550 exemplares
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuidor — 413 exemplares
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuidor — 323 exemplares
Wilderness U.S.A (1973) 166 exemplares
Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty (1983) — Posfácio — 160 exemplares
Great Rivers of the World (1984) 116 exemplares
Ice: Stories of Survival from Polar Exploration (1999) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Appalachian odyssey : walking the trail from Georgia to Maine (1977) — Prefácio, algumas edições43 exemplares
Lonely Are the Brave [1962 film] (1962) 20 exemplares
Travelers' Tales AMERICAN SOUTHWEST : True Stories (2001) — Autor — 17 exemplares
Constructing Nature: Readings from the American Experience (1996) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
A Zion Canyon Reader (2014) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Unbridled: The Western Horse in Fiction and Nonfiction (2005) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Utah Historical Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Summer 1969) (1969) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Canyonlands Country: A Guidebook of the Four Corners Geological Society — Introdução, algumas edições2 exemplares
TriQuarterly 48: Western Stories — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



I read somewhere that this would have made a better comic book than a novel, and I think I would agree with that. The style is reminiscent of the worst overwriting of New Journalism, a la Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson. If you dig that, you'll love this. I found it a bit of a slog. The book's at its best when Abbey is describing the landscape of the Southwest. It's certainly still an important work in the context of environmental activism (ecoterrorism, we'd call it now), and Abbey has a great sense of humor.… (mais)
rchoerter | 53 outras críticas | Feb 21, 2024 |
I'm going to pick this one up again closer to my vacation in Moab. I like it -- but I think I'll like it a lot more when I've been there.
hmonkeyreads | 87 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
I loved his description of Utah and his reflections on people, in particular the phrase "loveliness not loneliness". What turned me off were his rants on a variety of topics, some of which bordered on cruelty.
ccayne | 87 outras críticas | Nov 10, 2023 |
I read this because it was mentioned in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. It didn't rattle me the way Pilgrim did, and it's rife with Abbey's racism, sexism, and apathy toward people who use wheelchairs. But he sparked a new reverence for the desert in me, which made it a worthwhile read after all.
mmparker | 87 outras críticas | Oct 24, 2023 |



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