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Desert solitaire: a season in the wilderness

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Hailed by The New York Times as "a passionately felt, deeply poetic book," the moving autobiographical work of Edward Abbey, considered the Thoreau of the American West, and his passion for the southwestern wilderness. Desert Solitaire is a collection of vignettes about life in the wilderness and the nature of the desert itself by park ranger and conservationist, Edward Abbey. The book details the unique adventures and conflicts the author faces, from dealing with the damage caused by development of the land or excessive tourism, to discovering a dead body. However Desert Solitaire is not just a collection of one man's stories, the book is also a philosophical memoir, full of Abbey's reflections on the desert as a paradox, at once beautiful and liberating, but also isolating and cruel. Often compared to Thoreau's Walden , Desert Solitaire is a powerful discussion of life's mysteries set against the stirring backdrop of the American southwestern wilderness.
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9780671695880
9781452625768
9780795317484
9780345326492
145262576
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Grouping Title desert solitaire a season in the wilderness
Grouping Author abbey edward
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-10 04:17:54AM
Last Indexed 2018-10-20 04:32:30AM

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display_description First published in 1968, Desert Solitaire is one of Edward Abbey's most critically acclaimed works and marks his first foray into the world of nonfiction writing. Written while Abbey was working as a ranger at Arches National Park outside of Moab, Utah, Desert Solitaire is a rare view of one man's quest to experience nature in its purest form. Through prose that is by turns passionate and poetic, Abbey reflects on the condition of our remaining wilderness and the future of a civilization that cannot reconcile itself to living in the natural world as well as 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 was written.
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subject_facet Abbey, Edward, -- 1927-1989, Arches National Park (Utah), Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography, Desert biology -- Utah -- Arches National Park, Electronic books, Environmentalists -- United States -- Biography, Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography, Park rangers -- United States -- Biography
title_display Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness
title_full Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness / Edward Abbey, Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness / by Edward Abbey ; drawings by Peter Parnall, Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness [electronic resource] / Edward Abbey, Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness [electronic resource] Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989.
title_short Desert solitaire :
title_sub a season in the wilderness
topic_facet Abbey, Edward, Authors, American, Desert biology, Electronic books, Environmentalists, Novelists, American, Park rangers