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Abbey in America

A Philosopher's Legacy in a New Century

John A. Murray (editor)

ISBN: 9780826355171

Publication Date: Jul 2015

Format: Hardback

More than twenty-five years after his death, iconic writer and nature activist Edward Abbey (1929–1989) remains an influential presence in the American environmental movement. Abbey in America features an all-star list of contributors, including journalists, authors, scholars, and two of Abbey’s best friends as they explore Abbey’s ideas and legacy.
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More than twenty-five years after his death, iconic writer and nature activist Edward Abbey (1929–1989) remains an influential presence in the American environmental movement. Abbey’s best known works continue to be widely read and inspire discourse on the key issues facing contemporary American society, particularly with respect to urbanization and technology.

Abbey in America, published forty years after Abbey’s popular novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, features an all-star list of contributors, including journalists, authors, scholars, and two of Abbey’s best friends as they explore Abbey’s ideas and legacy through their unique literary, personal, and scholarly perspectives.
Pages 232
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Jul 2015
Publisher University of New Mexico Press
Subject/s The natural world, country life & pets   Travel writing   Conservation of the environment  
John A. Murray is the author of forty-five books, including Cinema Southwest: An Illustrated Guide to the Movies and Their Locations, which received the Southwest Book Award, and Mythmakers of the West: Shaping America’s Imagination, which received the Colorado Book Award. He was the founding editor of the world nature series for Oxford University Press and of the American Nature Writing annual for Sierra Club Books. Among his books is Writing About Nature: A Creative Guide, also available from the University of New Mexico Press, USA.

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