By Edward Abbey
First released in 1968, desolate tract Solitaire is one among Edward Abbey's such a lot significantly acclaimed works and marks his first foray into the area of nonfiction writing. Written whereas Abbey was once operating as a ranger at Arches nationwide Park open air of Moab, Utah, wasteland Solitaire is a unprecedented view of 1 man's quest to event nature in its purest form.
Through prose that's by way of turns passionate and poetic, Abbey displays at the of our closing desert and the way forward for a civilization that can't reconcile itself to residing within the flora and fauna in addition to his personal inner fight with morality. because the international keeps its speedy improvement, Abbey's cry to keep up the usual fantastic thing about the West is still simply as proper this present day as while this e-book was once written.
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