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Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast

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Got curmudgeon? Postcards from Ed is the perfect gift for that grumpy old scrooge on your list. Spanning the last 40 years of Abbey's life, this newly released collection is fascinating — giving us a deeper understanding of the man, a chronological history trip, and frequent (and not too pleasant) realizations that our country, and the West, hasn't changed a bit.
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But hell, I do like to write letters. Much easier than writing books.” And write letters Ed Abbey did. In his famous — or infamous — 45-year career, Abbeys cards and letters became as legendary as his books for their wit, vitriol, and ability to speak truth to power. Published here for the first time, the letters offer a fascinating, often hilarious glimpse into the mind of one of Americas most iconoclastic and beloved authors. No subject was too banal, too arcane, or too deep for Abbey to expound on: sex, cheerleaders, Mormons, Aspen, and the Bond girls are covered as gleefully as Stegner, Dylan, Chomsky, Buddhism, and betrayal. Whether scolding an editor to simplify (“Ive had to waste hours erasing that storm of fly-shit on the typescript”) or skewering the chicken-hawk proponents of the war in Vietnam, Abbeys righteous indignation gives hope and inspiration to a generation that desperately needs both.

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ISBN:
9781571312853
Author:
Abbey, Edward
Publisher:
Milkweed Editions
Editor:
Petersen, David
Author:
Petersen, David
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Anthologies-General
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Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in 15 oz

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Got curmudgeon? Postcards from Ed is the perfect gift for that grumpy old scrooge on your list. Spanning the last 40 years of Abbey's life, this newly released collection is fascinating — giving us a deeper understanding of the man, a chronological history trip, and frequent (and not too pleasant) realizations that our country, and the West, hasn't changed a bit.

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But hell, I do like to write letters. Much easier than writing books.” And write letters Ed Abbey did. In his famous — or infamous — 45-year career, Abbeys cards and letters became as legendary as his books for their wit, vitriol, and ability to speak truth to power. Published here for the first time, the letters offer a fascinating, often hilarious glimpse into the mind of one of Americas most iconoclastic and beloved authors. No subject was too banal, too arcane, or too deep for Abbey to expound on: sex, cheerleaders, Mormons, Aspen, and the Bond girls are covered as gleefully as Stegner, Dylan, Chomsky, Buddhism, and betrayal. Whether scolding an editor to simplify (“Ive had to waste hours erasing that storm of fly-shit on the typescript”) or skewering the chicken-hawk proponents of the war in Vietnam, Abbeys righteous indignation gives hope and inspiration to a generation that desperately needs both.
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