A collection of excerpts from the private journals of an eccentric environmentalist features his notes, philosophies, and character sketches, chronicling his lifelong struggle to preserve the Southwestern wilderness. 20,000 first printing.
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Few have cared more about American wilderness than the irascible Cactus Ed. Author of eco-classics such as The Monkey Wrench Gang and Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey reveals all his rough-hewn edges and passionate beliefs in this witty, outspoken, maddening, and sometimes brilliant selection of journal entries that takes the writer from his early years as a park ranger and would-be literary author up to his death in 1989.
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Book Description Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Confessions of a Barbarian: Selections from the Journals of Edward Abbey, 1951-1989, Abbey, Edward. Bookseller Inventory # B9781555662875
Book Description Johnson Publishing Company, Boulder, Colorado, 2003. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Ending with an entry written 12 days before his 1989 death at age 60, the diaries of the late environmentalist and novelist (The Monkeywrench Gang) are adolescent in spirit, with all the virtues and vices that word implies. Abbey is capable of startling self-righteousness; his fulminations against writers he considers second-rate seem to be motivated as much by jealousy as by genuine bewilderment at his rivals' success. Yet such moments are cut with welcome self-mockery: He calls himself ``E. Abbey, famous unknown author.'' Though he traveled over the world, he finds his spiritual home in the American Southwest, and some of his most moving writing here pays lush homage to the austere landscape or lashes out at those poised to destroy it. Abbey the lover is as vocal as the moralist: exuberantly priapic tributes to one woman after another fill these pages. Petersen, a freelance writer and environmentalist, was a longtime friend of ``Cactus Ed.'' Illustrated with Abbey's drawings. - Publishers Weekly. New Book. Bookseller Inventory # 042108
Book Description Johnson Books, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. first trade edition. 400 pages. 9.25x6.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1555662870
Book Description 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 155mm x 29mm x 228mm. Paperback. Abbey's journals are the closest thing to an autobiography we will ever have. This new edition features an interview in which Abbey speaks candidly about his own work, hi.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 418 pages. 0.717. Bookseller Inventory # 9781555662875