One Life at a Time, Please [NOOK Book]

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From stories about cattlemen, fellow critics, his beloved desert, cities, and technocrats to thoughts on sin and redemption, this is one of our most treasured writers at the height of his powers.


Warhorse, gadfly, storyteller, naturalist -- there is no simple category to contain the vibrant prose voice of Edward Abbey. And ...

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One Life at a Time, Please

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Overview


From stories about cattlemen, fellow critics, his beloved desert, cities, and technocrats to thoughts on sin and redemption, this is one of our most treasured writers at the height of his powers.


Warhorse, gadfly, storyteller, naturalist -- there is no simple category to contain the vibrant prose voice of Edward Abbey. And this snappy collection of essays displays the author of Desert Solitaire and The Monkey-Wrench Gang at the height of his curmudgeonry.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In this collection of previously published essays, Abbey writes on topics as diverse as immigration law, the nature of femininity, and the philosophy of Emerson. The book is divided into three sections: Politics, Travel, and Books and Art. Marvelous portraits of the Rio Grande and the Salmon rivers showcase Abbey's ability to evoke a feeling for the majesty of these places. His political essays are lively and provocative; those discussing books and art reveal him as one who has thought deeply about his craft. An original writer with strong convictions whose latest book is recommended for most collections. -- Randy Dykhuis, Grand Rapids P.L., Mich.
From the Publisher
"Edward Abbey's books remain an indispensable solace. His essays, and his novels, too, are 'antidotes to despair.'"-Wendell Berry
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466806399
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/15/1988
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 550,012
  • File size: 374 KB

Meet the Author


Edward Abbey was born in Home, Pennsylvania in 1927 and died on March 14, 1989 in Tucson. Among his works are A Voice Crying in the Wilderness and Confessions of a Barbarian.
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Table of Contents

Preliminary Remarks 1
Politics 7
Free Speech: The Cowboy and His Cow 9
Arizona: How Big is Big Enough? 20
Theory of Anarchy 25
Eco-Defense 29
Blood Sport 33
Immigration and Liberal Taboos 41
Wild Horses 45
Travel 49
A San Francisco Journal 51
Lake Powell by Houseboat 85
River Solitaire: A Daybook 94
River of No Return 107
Forty Years as a Canyoneer 123
Big Bend 127
TV Show: Out There in the Rocks 142
Round River Rendezvous: The Rio Grande 150
Books and Art 159
A Writer's Credo 161
Mr Krutch 179
The Remington Studio 194
The Future of Sex: A Reaction to a Pair of Books-Brownmiller's Femininity and Steinem's Outrageous Acts 199
Emerson 206
Nature Love 219
Sportsmen 221
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