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Desert Solitaire

By E. Abbey

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| Paperback | 9780345326492

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With language as colorful as a Canyonlands sunset and a perspective as pointed as a prickly pear, Cactus Ed captures the heat, mystery, and surprising bounty of desert life. Desert Solitaire is a meditation on the stark landscapes of the red Continue

With language as colorful as a Canyonlands sunset and a perspective as pointed as a prickly pear, Cactus Ed captures the heat, mystery, and surprising bounty of desert life. Desert Solitaire is a meditation on the stark landscapes of the red-rock West, a passionate vote for wilderness, and a howling lament for the commercialization of the American outback.

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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 a ...(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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    Ian Hodgson said on Dec 7, 2010 | Add your feedback

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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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    小野百合子 said on Oct 16, 2009 | Add your feedback

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