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Desert Solitaire

Author : Edward Abbey
ISBN : 9780345326492
Genre : Fiction
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An account of the author's existence, observations and reflections, as a seasonal park ranger in southeast Utah

Landscapes Of The Sacred

Author : Belden C. Lane
ISBN : 0801868386
Genre : Architecture
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This substantially expanded edition of Belden C. Lane's Landscapes of the Sacred includes a new introductory chapter that offers three new interpretive models for understanding American sacred space. Lane maintains his approach of interspersing shorter and more personal pieces among full-length essays that explore how Native American, early French and Spanish, Puritan New England, and Catholic Worker traditions has each expressed the connection between spirituality and place.A new section at the end of the book includes three chapters that address methodological issues in the study of spirituality, the symbol-making process of religious experience, and the tension between place and placelessness in Christian spirituality.

The Rockies In First Person

Author : Ron McFarland
ISBN : 9780786451630
Genre : History
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The autobiography has not always been acknowledged as true literature. Since 1970, however, American memoirs have revealed themselves as a respectable literary genre, distinct with an inimitable literary voice and a unique capacity to intersect narration and reflection. This study focuses critical attention on ten memoirs from the northern U.S. Rockies, including Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. By comparing memoirs representing states that share similar demographic, ecological, and socio-economic characteristics, this historic and literary analysis reveals both commonalities and divergences among American Western memoirs. Each chapter compares two books of similar thematic concerns, ranging from regional values and rural evolution to dynamic landscapes and the experiences of American Indians.

How To Read The American West

Author : William Wyckoff
ISBN : 9780295805375
Genre : History
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From deserts to ghost towns, from national forests to California bungalows, many of the features of the western American landscape are well known to residents and travelers alike. But in How to Read the American West, William Wyckoff introduces readers anew to these familiar landscapes. A geographer and an accomplished photographer, Wyckoff offers a fresh perspective on the natural and human history of the American West and encourages readers to discover that history has shaped the places where people live, work, and visit. This innovative field guide includes stories, photographs, maps, and diagrams on a hundred landscape features across the American West. Features are grouped according to type, such as natural landscapes, farms and ranches, places of special cultural identity, and cities and suburbs. Unlike the geographic organization of a traditional guidebook, Wyckoff's field guide draws attention to the connections and the differences between and among places. Emphasizing features that recur from one part of the region to another, the guide takes readers on an exploration of the eleven western states with trips into their natural and cultural character. How to Read the American West is an ideal traveling companion on the main roads and byways in the West, providing unexpected insights into the landscapes you see out your car window. It is also a wonderful source for armchair travelers and people who live in the West who want to learn more about the modern West, how it came to be, and how it may change in the years to come. Showcasing the everyday alongside the exceptional, Wyckoff demonstrates how asking new questions about the landscapes of the West can let us see our surroundings more clearly, helping us make informed and thoughtful decisions about their stewardship in the twenty-first century. Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYSmp5gZ4-I

The Good Life And The Greater Good In A Global Context

Author : Laura Savu Walker
ISBN : 9781498522335
Genre : Social Science
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The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context brings together scholars working in the fields of the humanities and social sciences who critically examine the notion of the “good life,” understood in all of its dimensions—material, psychological, moral, emotional, and spiritual—and in relation to the greater good. In so doing, the authors provide interdisciplinary insights into what the good life means today and how a viable vision of it can be achieved to benefit not just individuals but our interdependent world as well.

Catalog Of Copyright Entries Third Series

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105006357284
Genre : Copyright
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Twentieth Century Literary Criticism

Author : Gale Research Company
ISBN : UOM:39015057969365
Genre : Literature, Modern
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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1900 and 1960, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.

Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105002106081
Genre : American literature
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Desert Cabal

Author : Amy Irvine
ISBN : 1937226972
Genre : Literary Criticism
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As Edward Abbey''sDesert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness turns fifty, its iconic author, who has inspired generations of rebel-rousing advocacy on behalf of the American West, is due for a tribute as well as a talking to. InDesert Cabal: A New Season in the Wilderness, Amy Irvine admires the man who influenced her life and work while challenging all that is dated--offensive, even--between the covers of Abbey''s environmental classic. Irvine names and questions the "lone male" narrative--white and privileged as it is--that still has its boots planted firmly at the center of today''s wilderness movement, even as she celebrates the lens through which Abbey taught so many to love the wild remains of the nation. From Abbey''s quietnotion of solitude to Irvine''s roaring cabal, the desert just got hotter, and its defenders more nuanced and numerous. "A slim volume reminiscent of the mass-market paperback copies ofDesert Solitaire that so many of us have stuffed into a dusty backpack or stowed in the glove compartment on national park road trips... Irvine tells Abbey about climate change, fossil fuel dependence, and the environmental pickle in which we''ve found ourselves." --PACIFIC STANDARD "Abbey''s self-claimed country, Irvine says, is at risk for exactly the reasons he said it would be: greed, gasoline, and a gaping well of apathy. Preserving wilderness is even more important now than it was half a century ago, but the stakes aren''t as simple as he set them out to be.Desert Cabal has riled up some Abbey fans, but that''s exactly what makes it an important read." --OUTSIDE "A lyrical and raw conversation between Irvine and Abbey that is part tribute, part memoir, and part polemic. It''ll get you thinking about the state of the desert, the fate of the wilderness movement and the actions we all need to take to save the places we love (including leaving them alone)." --ADVENTURE JOURNAL "With humor, wisdom and a sense of urgency, Irvine usesDesert Solitaire as a jumping off point to assess the current state of the world, to expose the very human error of the literary heroes on dusty pedestals, and to reinsert many of us back into the narrative... No matter your feelings about Edward Abbey, Irvine''sDesert Cabal adds necessary depth to the dialogue. Many of us have been waiting years for that." --ALBUQUERQUE ALIBI "While Irvine shares the love Abbey, who died in 1989, had for Utah''s public lands, she contends some views and sentiments from his time need to be challenged. She points out privileges Abbey enjoyed as a white male; she questions his use of ''Abbey''s country.'' From Abbey''s first morning in the desert to his tale of a snake that guarded his campsite, Irvine questions and compares their experiences, including their failed marriages." --THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE "The Abbey whom Irvine is talking to is neither the author himself nor a corpse; he''s a literary ghost, one that has been living inside herself ever since she fell for his writing." --CATALYST "Fierce and clear--Irvine''s book effectively confronts the ritual of veneration and brings the reader closer to appreciating Abbey''s work in a more constructive, relevant and productive frame than what has been allowed in the last five decades." --THE UTAH REVIEW "This iconoclastic inner discussion with her predecessor, Abbey, is fascinating--wherein Irvine challenges Abbey to consider his myopic, privileged perspective without failing in her deference for his attempt to raise consciousness of an entire generation prior." --SLUG MAGAZINE "At once intimate and expansive...a reminder that individuals, even titans like Abbey, can only do so much to save the ''best places.'' It really does take a village (or cabal)." --TELLURIDE INSIDE AND OUT "A lyrical, raw and vulnerable conversation." --TELLURIDE DAILY PLANET "The news Irvine breaks graveside is that the world, and specifically ''Abbey''s country,'' has changed... and there''s no telling where [Abbey''s] sentiments would place him in a landscape that now includes Standing Rock and Black Lives Matter, a generation of female activists and the #MeToo movement." --SANTA FE REPORTER "Irvine gradually builds to a ringing conclusion, stating simply and clearly that wilderness lovers ''need intimacy with people every bit as much as with place'' and that ''going it alone is a failure of contribution and compassion.''" --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "A grief-stricken, heart-hopeful, soul song to the American Desert, a wail, a keening, a rant, a scolding, a tumult, a prayer, an aria, and a call to action. Amy Irvine implores us to trade in our solitude for solidarity, to recognize ourselves in each other and in the places we love, so that we might come together to save them. In this time of all out war being waged on America''s Public Lands, I''m glad she''s on my side." --PAM HOUSTON, author ofContents May Have Shifted "Amy Irvine is Ed Abbey''s underworld, her roots reaching into the dark, hidden water. In a powerful, dreamlike series of essays, she laysDesert Solitaire bare, looking back at the man who wrote the book and the desert left behind. This stream of consciousness, this conversation, this broadside is an alternate version of Abbey''s country. It is another voice in the wilderness." --CRAIG CHILDS, author ofAtlas of a Lost World andApocalyptic Planet“br /> "Ed Abbey''s rise to sainthood has been a bit awkward: here is an earth hero who guzzles gas in search of his personal Eden, a champion of the underdog who snubs Mexican and Native people, an anarchist rabble-rouser who utters not a peep about his perch atop the patriarchy. Finally someone--and it could be no better iconoclast than Amy Irvine--wrassles him off the pedestal back down to the red dirt where he belongs. Half riot, half tribute, this is a roadmap through a crisis that neither Abbey nor any of us imagined." --MARK SUNDEEN, author ofThe Man Who Quit Money andThe Unsettlers "If you''ve ever talked back to the canonical tomes of the environmental movement, this is a book for you. Here are the women, the people, the children, and the intimate dangers those old books so frequently erased. Here is a new and necessary ethic that might help us more openly love the land and the many living beings who share it. I found myself nodding--Yes! Yes! Thank you!--on nearly every page ofDesert Cabal." --CAMILLE T. DUNGY, author ofGuidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood and History and editor ofBlack Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry

National Union Catalog

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ISBN : UIUC:30112024896380
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