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All the Wild That Remains
Author: David Gessner

ISBN: 9780393352375
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 4 April 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0 x 2.5
Description:
An homage to the West and to two great writers who set the standard for all who celebrate and defend it.

Archetypal wild man Edward Abbey and proper, dedicated Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the western landscape. Now, award-winning nature writer David Gessner follows the ghosts of these two remarkable writer-environmentalists from Stegner's birthplace in Saskatchewan to the site of Abbey's pilgrimages to Arches National Park in Utah, braiding their stories and asking how they speak to the lives of all those who care about the West.

These two great westerners had very different ideas about what it meant to love the land and try to care for it, and they did so in distinctly different styles. Boozy, lustful, and irascible, Abbey was best known as the author of the novel The Monkey Wrench Gang (and also of the classic nature memoir Desert Solitaire), famous for spawning the idea of guerrilla actions known to admirers as "monkeywrenching" and to law enforcement as domestic terrorism to disrupt commercial exploitation of western lands. By contrast, Stegner, a buttoned-down, d...

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