Beyond the Wall: Essays from the Outside

Beyond the Wall: Essays from the Outside

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by Edward Abbey
     
 

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In this wise and lyrical book about landscapes of the desert and the mind, Edward Abbey guides us beyond the wall of the city and asphalt belting of superhighways to special pockets of wilderness that stretch from the interior of Alaska to the dry lands of Mexico.

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In this wise and lyrical book about landscapes of the desert and the mind, Edward Abbey guides us beyond the wall of the city and asphalt belting of superhighways to special pockets of wilderness that stretch from the interior of Alaska to the dry lands of Mexico.

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“The Thoreau of the American West.” —Larry McMurtry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466806405
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/15/1984
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
325,752
File size:
381 KB

Meet the Author

The author of Desert Solitaire and The Monkey Wrench Gang is unchallenged among radicals of all ages. Edward Abbey, an American icon, called "the original fly in the ointment" by Tom McGuane, today has roads and a town named after him.


Edward Abbey (1927-1989) was born in Home, Pennsylvania. He received graduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of New Mexico, and attended the University of Edinburgh. He worked for a time as a forest ranger and was a committed naturalist and a fierce environmentalist; such was his anger, eloquence, and action on the subject that he has become a heroic, almost mythic figure to a whole host of environmental groups and literally millions of readers. Abbey's career as a writer spanned four decades and encompassed a variety of genres, from essays to novels. One of his early successes was the novel The Brave Cowboy, which was made into the movie Lonely Are the Brave. His 1968 collection of essays, Desert Solitaire, became a necessary text for the new environmentalists, like the group 'Earth First,' and his rambunctious 1975 novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, a picaresque tale of environmental guerillas, which launched a national cult movement and sold over half-a-million copies. Other titles include The Journey Home, Fool's Progress, and the posthumously released Hayduke Lives!

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Beyond the Wall: Essays from the Outside 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Sry. Extremely frickin busy. What was the answer?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He said yes
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Sry done not comin back
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Minawellen walked in, glaring at Ariana(?). She walked up to her. "I challenge you for the throne. You went away for at least a month without any notice. It is not right for you to keep the crown." She said.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yawned. (I've found is a new place to live. 'fjord' all res)