Desert Solitaire

Author: Edward Abbey

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816510573

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

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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: 3612

‘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

The Literary Landscape of Edward Abbey

Author: David M. Pozza

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820463308

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 99

View: 1784

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.

Christianity, Wilderness, and Wildlife

The Original Desert Solitaire

Author: Susan Bratton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781589661776

Category: Religion

Page: 349

View: 3786

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.

The New West of Edward Abbey

Author: Ann Ronald

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874173574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

View: 4372

An assessment of Edward Abbey's works

The Wilderness Reader

Author: Frank Bergon

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874172508

Category: Nature

Page: 372

View: 6368

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.

The Ecocriticism Reader

Landmarks in Literary Ecology

Author: Cheryll Glotfelty,Harold Fromm

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820317816

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 415

View: 4058

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.

Désert solitaire

Author: Edward Abbey

Publisher: Éditions Gallmeister

ISBN: 2404003976

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 5507

Peu de livres ont autant déchaîné les passions que celui que vous tenez entre les mains. Publié pour la première fois en 1968, Désert solitaire est en effet de ces rares livres dont on peut affirmer sans exagérer qu'il “changeait les vies” comme l'écrit Doug Peacock. À la fin des années 1950, Edward Abbey travaille deux saisons comme ranger dans le parc national des Arches, en plein cœur du désert de l'Utah. Lorsqu'il y retourne, une dizaine d'années plus tard, il constate avec effroi que le progrès est aussi passé par là. Cette aventure forme la base d'un récit envoûtant, véritable chant d'amour à la sauvagerie du monde, mais aussi formidable coup de colère du légendaire auteur du Gang de la clef à molette. Chef-d'œuvre irrévérencieux et tumultueux, Désert solitaire est un classique du nature writing et sans conteste l'un des plus beaux textes jamais inspirés par le désert américain.

Nature Writing

Author: Don Scheese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134980914

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 2579

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

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328558

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 7166

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

Seeking Awareness in American Nature Writing

Henry Thoreau, Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, Barry Lopez

Author: Scott Slovic

Publisher: University of Utah Press

ISBN: 9780874803624

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

View: 531

Ghost Rider

Travels on the Healing Road

Author: Neil Peart

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1550225464

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 460

View: 1715

This bold narrative written by the drummer and lyricist for the band Rush shows how Peart tried to stay alive by staying on the move after the loss of his 19-year-old daughter and his wife. The book will be sold as part of the band's official merchandise during its 47-city American tour. 20 photos. 15 maps.

Lektionen der Wildnis

Author: Gary Snyder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783882216578


Page: 263

View: 3698

Encyclopedia of the Environment in American Literature

Author: Geoff Hamilton,Brian Jones

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476600538

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

View: 9795

This encyclopedia introduces readers to American poetry, fiction and nonfiction with a focus on the environment (broadly defined as humanity’s natural surroundings), from the discovery of America through the present. The work includes biographical and literary entries on material from early explorers and colonists such as Columbus, Bartolomé de Las Casas and Thomas Harriot; Native American creation myths; canonical 18th- and 19th-century works of Jefferson, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Hawthorne, Twain, Dickinson and others; to more recent figures such as Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer, Stanley Cavell, Rachel Carson, Jon Krakauer and Al Gore. It is meant to provide a synoptic appreciation of how the very concept of the environment has changed over the past five centuries, offering both a general introduction to the topic and a valuable resource for high school and university courses focused on environmental issues.

The Serpents of Paradise

A Reader

Author: Edward Abbey

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466806281

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7909

This book is different from any other Edward Abbey book. It includes essays, travel pieces and fictions to reveal Ed's life directly, in his own words. The selections gathered here are arranged chronologically by incident, not by date of publication, to offer Edward Abbey's life from the time he was the boy called Ned in Home, Pennsylvania, until his death in Tucson at age 62. A short note introduces each of the four parts of the book and attempts to identify what's happening in the author's life at the time. When relevant, some details of publishing history are provided.

American Indian Literature, Environmental Justice, and Ecocriticism

The Middle Place

Author: Joni Adamson

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816517923

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 9727

Although much contemporary American Indian literature examines the relationship between humans and the land, most Native authors do not set their work in the "pristine wilderness" celebrated by mainstream nature writers. Instead, they focus on settings such as reservations, open-pit mines, and contested borderlands. Drawing on her own teaching experience among Native Americans and on lessons learned from such recent scenes of confrontation as Chiapas and Black Mesa, Joni Adamson explores why what counts as "nature" is often very different for multicultural writers and activist groups than it is for mainstream environmentalists. This powerful book is one of the first to examine the intersections between literature and the environment from the perspective of the oppressions of race, class, gender, and nature, and the first to review American Indian literature from the standpoint of environmental justice and ecocriticism. By examining such texts as Sherman Alexie's short stories and Leslie Marmon Silko's novel Almanac of the Dead, Adamson contends that these works, in addition to being literary, are examples of ecological criticism that expand Euro-American concepts of nature and place. Adamson shows that when we begin exploring the differences that shape diverse cultural and literary representations of nature, we discover the challenge they present to mainstream American culture, environmentalism, and literature. By comparing the work of Native authors such as Simon Ortiz with that of environmental writers such as Edward Abbey, she reveals opportunities for more multicultural conceptions of nature and the environment. More than a work of literary criticism, this is a book about the search to find ways to understand our cultural and historical differences and similarities in order to arrive at a better agreement of what the human role in nature is and should be. It exposes the blind spots in early ecocriticism and shows the possibilities for building common groundÑ a middle placeÑ where writers, scholars, teachers, and environmentalists might come together to work for social and environmental change.

The Green Bible

Author: Stephen Bede Scharper,Hilary Cunningham

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 9781930051645

Category: Nature

Page: 142

View: 6902

The Green Bible seeks out the word of God for our diminished planet. Its sources range from the Hebrew and Christian scriptures to religious and political leaders, scientists, and environmentalists today. Their voices bring home the urgent task we face: to mend our household which is Creation, and to inspire hope that life will continue--and flourish--for all Earth's beings.