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Desert solitaire : Edward Abbey's legacy to the american wilderness

Abstract : This dissertation is about Edward Abbey and his principles. Known to have radical positions towards environmental protection Edward Abbey inspired the creation of environmental groups such as Earth First! Desert Solitaire is most renowned work is a journal in which he relates his experiences as a park ranger in the Arches national park where he worked for 6 months. This work of non-fiction is often compared to Henry David Thoreau's Walden or life in the woods. Due to the political implication that Abbey has while writing he is often considered to have radicalized the nature writing genre. His most famous fiction, The Monkey Wrench gang, is an authentic praise to environmental sabotage.
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Marylin Romeu. Desert solitaire : Edward Abbey's legacy to the american wilderness. Literature. 2010. ⟨dumas-00710525⟩



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