The Journey Home: Some Words in Defense of the American West

Overview

Edward Abbey describes THE JOURNEY HOME as "...partly personal history, one man's odyssey in search of Ithaca. Like so many others in this century I found myself a displaced person shortly after birth and have been looking half of my life for a place to take my stand. Now that I think I've found it, I must defend it. My home is the American West, and this book is written in its defense."

"He offers a portrait of the West that we'll not soon forget. He gives us the observations of a man who left the urban world to...

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Overview

Edward Abbey describes THE JOURNEY HOME as "...partly personal history, one man's odyssey in search of Ithaca. Like so many others in this century I found myself a displaced person shortly after birth and have been looking half of my life for a place to take my stand. Now that I think I've found it, I must defend it. My home is the American West, and this book is written in its defense."

"He offers a portrait of the West that we'll not soon forget. He gives us the observations of a man who left the urban world to think about the natural world and the myths buried therein." (Publisher's Source)

Long considered an underground classic, The Journey Home stands beside Desert Solitude as one of Abbey's most important works. In a voice edged eith chagrin, Abbey offers a portrait of the American West that readers will not soon forget, presenting the reflections and observations of a man who left the urban world behind in pursuit of the natural one and the myths buried therein.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452265622
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 226,055
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Hallelujah on the Bum
2 The Great American Desert
3 Disorder and Early Sorrow
4 Fire Lookout: Numa Ridge
5 Snow Canyon
6 Desert Places
7 Death Valley
8 Come On In
9 Manhattan Twilight, Hoboken Night
10 God's Plan for the State of Utah: A Revelation
11 The Great Globe Arizona Wild Pig and Varmint Hunt
12 Telluride Blue–A Hatchet Job
13 Let Us Now Praise Mountain Lions
14 Return to Yosemite: Tree Fuzz vs. Freaks
15 The BLOB Comes to Arizona
16 The Second Rape of the West
17 Down the River with Major Powell
18 Walking
19 The Crooked Wood
20 Mountain Music
21 Shadows from the Big Woods
22 Freedom and Wilderness, Wilderness and Freedom
23 Dust: A Movie

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