"A passionately felt, deeply poetic book. It has philosophy. It has humor. It has its share of nerve-tingling adventures...set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty."THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOKREVIEWEdward Abbey lived for three seasons in the desert at Moab, Utah,... show more
"A passionately felt, deeply poetic book. It has philosophy. It has humor. It has its share of nerve-tingling adventures...set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty."THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOKREVIEWEdward Abbey lived for three seasons in the desert at Moab, Utah, and what he discovered about the land before him, the world around him, and the heart that beat within, is a fascinating, sometimes raucous, always personal account of a place that has already disappeared, but is worth remembering and living through again and again.
Publish date: January 12th 1985
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 337
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
First: Edward Abbey is undeniably an egotistical, hypocritical ass. If I met him I don't know whether I would punch him in the face or shake his hand or both (yes, I know he's dead and this is all theoretical). That said...Desert Solitaire is a lovely book. There are descriptions of the desert and...
Desert Solitaire seemed the right book to take along on a trip to the southwest in September 2009Abbey writes of the beauty of the southwest. As a ranger at Arches National Park he had a close relationship with some of our country’s most exquisite scenery. In the 18 essays that make up the book, he ...
I found this book on my father's shelf right before taking our trip out to Utah. I picked it up thinking it was a western and just intended to see what was interesting enough about it that my dad had a copy. Then I found out that it was about an area of Utah that overlapped with where we were abou...
First read: Desert Solitaire is one of those books that I've seen a million times---on other people's bookshelves, at gift shops in national parks, at library sales---but that I've never gotten around to buying or reading. When it arrived in an a...
Any discussion of the great Southwest regional writer Edward Abbey invariably turns to the fact that he was a pompous self-centered hypocritical womanizer. And those were his good qualities (just kidding, Michelle). He advocated birth control and railed against immigrants having children yet fathere...