Desert solitaire

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Hailed by The New York Times as "a passionately felt, deeply poetic book," the moving autobiographical work of Edward Abbey, considered the Thoreau of the American West, and his passion for the southwestern wilderness. Desert Solitaire is a collection of vignettes about life in the wilderness and the nature of the desert itself by park ranger and conservationist, Edward Abbey. The book details the unique adventures and conflicts the author faces, from dealing with the damage caused by development of the land or excessive tourism, to discovering a dead body. However Desert Solitaire is not just a collection of one man's stories, the book is also a philosophical memoir, full of Abbey's reflections on the desert as a paradox, at once beautiful and liberating, but also isolating and cruel. Often compared to Thoreau's Walden , Desert Solitaire is a powerful discussion of life's mysteries set against the stirring backdrop of the American southwestern wilderness.
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Grouping Title desert solitaire
Grouping Author abbey edward
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author Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989.
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record_details ils:a12097|Book|Books||English|University of Arizona Press,|c1988.|255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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subject_facet Abbey, Edward, Abbey, Edward, -- 1927-1989 -- Biography, Arches National Park (Utah), Authors, American -- 20th century, Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography, Desert biology -- Utah, Desert biology -- Utah -- Arches National Park, Park rangers, Park rangers -- United States -- Biography
title_display Desert solitaire
title_full Desert solitaire / Edward Abbey
title_short Desert solitaire
topic_facet 20th century, Abbey, Edward, Authors, American, Desert biology, Park rangers, Utah