Desert Solitaire


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At last, one of the most popular books on the American West is available once again in hardcover. In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Desert Solitaire, the University of Arizona Press is pleased to publish a new edition featuring a new introduction by the author, his definitive corrections to the text, and new illustrations commissioned exclusively for this volume. Edward Abbey's account of two summers spent in southeastern Utah's canyonlands is surely one of the most enduring works of ...

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Jeanne A F

Mar 6, 2014


I had read this book years ago and again once for my book group. I ordered this copy for a 20-something poet friend, as I feel it is something every literate citizen of the Southwest should read. Abbey was a reclusive, curmudgeonly, poetic visionary who really loved the beautiful dry desert lands that I also love. He's a really good writer and I would recommend this book to any desert-lover, and to anyone who would like to read a snapshot of a specific time now past.

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