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The Resource All the wild that remains : Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West, David Gessner

All the wild that remains : Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West, David Gessner

Label
All the wild that remains : Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West
Title
All the wild that remains
Title remainder
Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West
Statement of responsibility
David Gessner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, disciplined, faithful family man and devoted professor of creative writing, dedicated himself to working through the system to protect western sites such as Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado. In a region beset by droughts and fires, by fracking and drilling, and by an ever-growing population that seems to be in the process of loving the West to death, Gessner asks: how might these two farseeing environmental thinkers have responded to the crisis?
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gessner, David
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abbey, Edward
  • Stegner, Wallace
  • Authors, American
  • Environmentalists
  • Conservationists
  • Environmentalism in literature
  • Environmentalism
  • West (U.S.)
Label
All the wild that remains : Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West, David Gessner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780393089998
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014036995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
All the wild that remains : Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West, David Gessner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780393089998
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014036995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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