Desert Solitaire

Author: Edward Abbey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671695886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 269

View: 8279

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

Christianity, Wilderness, and Wildlife

The Original Desert Solitaire

Author: Susan Bratton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781589661776

Category: Religion

Page: 349

View: 3714

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.

Bedrock and Paradox

The Literary Landscape of Edward Abbey

Author: David M. Pozza

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820463308

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 99

View: 1209

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.

The New West of Edward Abbey

Author: Ann Ronald

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874173574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

View: 3111

An assessment of Edward Abbey's works

The Poetics and Politics of the Desert

Landscape and the Construction of America

Author: Catrin Gersdorf

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042024968

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 355

View: 4462

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 Wilderness Reader

Author: Frank Bergon

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874172508

Category: Nature

Page: 372

View: 7386

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: 5132

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.

Arktische Träume

Author: Barry Holstun Lopez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596177028


Page: 521

View: 8089

Désert solitaire

Author: Edward Abbey

Publisher: Éditions Gallmeister

ISBN: 2404003976

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 3957

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.

Die Monkey-Wrench-Gang

ein Roman

Author: Edward Abbey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499258206


Page: 556

View: 2685

Nature Writing

Author: Don Scheese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134980914

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 4289

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: 4203

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: 9704

Lektionen der Wildnis

Author: Gary Snyder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783882216578


Page: 263

View: 1950

Ghost Rider

Travels on the Healing Road

Author: Neil Peart

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1550225464

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 460

View: 1284

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.

Encyclopedia of the Environment in American Literature

Author: Geoff Hamilton,Brian Jones

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476600538

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

View: 4955

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.