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The Journey Home

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Edward Abbey, our foremost "ecological philosopher," has a voice like no other. He can be wildly funny, ferociously acerbic, and unexpectedly moving as he ardently champions our natural wilderness and castigates those who would ravish it for the perverse pleasure of profit. The Journey Home ranges from the surreal city-scapes of Hoboken and Manhattan to the solitary splendor of the deserts and mountains of the Southwest. It is alive with ranchers, dam builders, kissing bugs, and mountain lions. In a voice edged with chagrin, Abbey offers a portrait of the American West that we'll not soon forget, offering us the observations of a man who left the urban world behind to think about the natural world and the myths buried therein.

Review:

"In his own inimitable fashion, Abbey prevails among the scant handful of our best and brightest fresh-air scribes." Chicago Sun-Times

Review:

"The man, quite simply, is a master." The Bloomsbury Review

Review:

"One of the very best writers to deal with the American West." The Washington Post

Review:

"Edward Abbey is one of our foremost Western essayist and novelists....What always made his work doubly interesting is the sense of a true maverick spirit at large, within it — a kind of spirit not imitable, limited only to the highest class of literary outlaws." The Denver Post

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452265622
Author:
Abbey, Edward
Publisher:
Plume Books
Illustrator:
Stiles, Jim
Author:
Stiles, Jim
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Wilderness areas
Subject:
West
Subject:
Wilderness areas -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
West (U.S.) Description and travel.
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
101-296
Publication Date:
19910131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.38x5.04x.60 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Review" by , "In his own inimitable fashion, Abbey prevails among the scant handful of our best and brightest fresh-air scribes."
"Review" by , "The man, quite simply, is a master."
"Review" by , "One of the very best writers to deal with the American West."
"Review" by , "Edward Abbey is one of our foremost Western essayist and novelists....What always made his work doubly interesting is the sense of a true maverick spirit at large, within it — a kind of spirit not imitable, limited only to the highest class of literary outlaws."
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