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One Life at a Time, Please
     

One Life at a Time, Please

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by Edward Abbey
 

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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.

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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.

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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.
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“Edward Abbey's books remain an indispensable solace. His essays, and his novels, too, are 'antidotes to despair.'” —Wendell Berry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466806399
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/15/1988
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,093,682
File size:
382 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.


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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