Desert Solitaire

Author: Edward Abbey

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816510573

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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An account of the author's existence, 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: 000828332X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7688


‘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.

Bedrock and Paradox

Author: David M. Pozza

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820463308

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 99

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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.

Epitaph For A Desert Anarchist

Author: James Bishop

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439143643

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 7512


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.

The Ecocriticism Reader

Author: Cheryll Glotfelty,Harold Fromm

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820317816

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 415

View: 2026


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.

Earthly Words

Author: John R. Cooley

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472065370

Category: Science

Page: 292

View: 7332


An essential collection of criticism on the leading nature writers of today.

Conserving Words

Author: Daniel J. Philippon

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820327594

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 402

View: 5767


Conserving Words looks at five authors of seminal works of nature writing who also founded or revitalized important environmental organizations: Theodore Roosevelt and the Boone and Crockett Club, Mabel Osgood Wright and the National Audubon Society, John Muir and the Sierra Club, Aldo Leopold and the Wilderness Society, and Edward Abbey and Earth First! These writers used powerfully evocative and galvanizing metaphors for nature, metaphors that Daniel J. Philippon calls “conserving” words: frontier (Roosevelt), garden (Wright), park (Muir), wilderness (Leopold), and utopia (Abbey). Integrating literature, history, biography, and philosophy, this ambitious study explores how “conserving” words enabled narratives to convey environmental values as they explained how human beings should interact with the nonhuman world.

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328558

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 1585


Nonfiction is widely read and is increasingly prominent in the curriculum.

Nature Writing

Author: Don Scheese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134980779

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 2672


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