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Desert Solitaire

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Publisher: Random House USA Inc

4.2
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Language:English | Number of Pages: 303 | Format: Paperback | In other languages: (other languages) Italian

Isbn-10: 0345326490 | Isbn-13: 9780345326492 | Publish date:  | Edition Reprint

Also available as: Softcover and Stapled , Hardcover , Audio Cassette

Category: Non-fiction , Travel

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Book Description
"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 BOOKREVIEW
Edward 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.
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    'Walden' in the US south west

    I enjoyed this text. Though a little dated, the writing is not at all dissimilar to Thoreau's 19th century tome 'Walden', where he ponders on nature, man's place in the universe etc etc - this just has more snakes and lizards.


    Evocative writing and a real sense of place make this a rewa ...continue

    I enjoyed this text. Though a little dated, the writing is not at all dissimilar to Thoreau's 19th century tome 'Walden', where he ponders on nature, man's place in the universe etc etc - this just has more snakes and lizards.

    Evocative writing and a real sense of place make this a rewarding and thought provoking read. And now I know where Moab is :)

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    對Edward Abbey而言,荒野存在的意義不過是他個人的遊樂場,這本書根本談不上什麼保育,也沒什麼偉大的視野,不過是他藉由文字抒發個人的怒氣。美國人竟然還把這本書捧為環境文學的經典,真是無知!

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