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The Serpents of Paradise: A Reader

Abbey, Edward

ISBN 10: 0805031332 / 0-8050-3133-2
ISBN 13: 9780805031331
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Softcover
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This book is different from any other Edward Abbey book. It includes essays, travel pieces and fictions to reveal Ed's life directly, in his own words.

The selections gathered here are arranged chronologically by incident, not by date of publication, to offer Edward Abbey's life from the time he was the boy called Ned in Home, Pennsylvania, until his death in Tucson at age 62. A short note introduces each of the four parts of the book and attempts to identify what's happening in the author's life at the time. When relevant, some details of publishing history are provided.

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Book Description: Henry Holt Company Inc, United States, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 207 x 140 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. From boyhood in Home, Pennsylvania, to his death in Tucson, Arizona, in 1989, this book offers - in Abbey s own words - the world of an American original. Whether writing fact or fiction, Abbey was always an autobiographer. Each of the thirty-five selections presented here, arranged chronologically by date of incident (not of publication), demonstrates that Abbey was passionately, insistently his own man. As poet-farmer Wendell Berry puts it: He remains Edward Abbey, speaking as and for himself, fighting, literally, for dear life . for the survival not only of nature, but of human nature, of culture, as only our heritage of works and hopes can define it. To speak for the voiceless was his mission. He was a virtuoso of the well-phrased thought in which style and content, symbol and meaning - each imbued with humor - come together to defy the powerful, reminding us always that preservation of wild nature is a key to a free spirit. And along with Emerson and Thoreau, Abbey, the uncompromising stylist, knew that the corruption of language follows the corruption of man. Language, Abbey wrote, seeks to transcend itself, to grasp the thing that has no name. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780805031331

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Book Description: Henry Holt Company Inc, United States, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 207 x 140 mm. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.From boyhood in Home, Pennsylvania, to his death in Tucson, Arizona, in 1989, this book offers - in Abbey s own words - the world of an American original. Whether writing fact or fiction, Abbey was always an autobiographer. Each of the thirty-five selections presented here, arranged chronologically by date of incident (not of publication), demonstrates that Abbey was passionately, insistently his own man. As poet-farmer Wendell Berry puts it: He remains Edward Abbey, speaking as and for himself, fighting, literally, for dear life . for the survival not only of nature, but of human nature, of culture, as only our heritage of works and hopes can define it. To speak for the voiceless was his mission. He was a virtuoso of the well-phrased thought in which style and content, symbol and meaning - each imbued with humor - come together to defy the powerful, reminding us always that preservation of wild nature is a key to a free spirit. And along with Emerson and Thoreau, Abbey, the uncompromising stylist, knew that the corruption of language follows the corruption of man. Language, Abbey wrote, seeks to transcend itself, to grasp the thing that has no name. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780805031331

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Book Description: Henry Holt and Company, New York, New York, 1996. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. From boyhood in Home, Pennsylvania, to his death in Tucson, Arizona, in 1989, this book offers - in Abbey's own words - the world of an American original. Whether writing fact or fiction, Abbey was always an autobiographer. Each of the thirty-five selections presented here, arranged chronologically by date of incident (not of publication), demonstrates that Abbey was passionately, insistently his own man. As poet-farmer Wendell Berry puts it: "He remains Edward Abbey, speaking as and for himself, fighting, literally, for dear life . for the survival not only of nature, but of human nature, of culture, as only our heritage of works and hopes can define it." To speak for the voiceless was his mission. He was a virtuoso of the well-phrased thought in which style and content, symbol and meaning - each imbued with humor - come together to defy the powerful, reminding us always that preservation of wild nature is a key to a free spirit. And along with Emerson and Thoreau, Abbey, the uncompromising stylist, knew that the corruption of language follows the corruption of man. "Language," Abbey wrote, "seeks to transcend itself, 'to grasp the thing that has no name.'". New Book. Bookseller Inventory # 042107

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Book Description: Holt Paperbacks. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 400 pages. Dimensions: 8.2in. x 5.5in. x 1.1in.This book is different from any other Edward Abbey book. It includes essays, travel pieces and fictions to reveal Eds life directly, in his own words. The selections gathered here are arranged chronologically by incident, not by date of publication, to offer Edward Abbeys life from the time he was the boy called Ned in Home, Pennsylvania, until his death in Tucson at age 62. A short note introduces each of the four parts of the book and attempts to identify whats happening in the authors life at the time. When relevant, some details of publishing history are provided. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780805031331

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