One Life at a Time, Please (1988)
Another collection of
essays and articles, just as good as the others.
The working title of this book was Rock Salt & Cherry
Pie, a title that now and then shows up in bibliography
War-horse, gadfly, iconoclast, storyteller, stylist,
naturalist -- there is no simple category to contain the
vibrant prose of Edward Abbey. And in this collection of
essays, the prose sparkles like the bright midday sun off
desert sandstone. Abbey writes, he says, to make a
difference: "to oppose injustice, to defy the powerful,
to speak for the voiceless."
"What entertains many and exasperates others is
Abbey's unique prose voice. Alternately misantrophic and
sentimental, enraged and hilarious, it is the voice of a
full-blooded man airing his passions." -- Peter
Carlson, People magazine
"We are living ... among punishments and ruins. For
those who knows this, Edward Abbey's books remain an
indispensable solace. His essays, and his novels, too, are
'antidotes to despair'." -- Wendell Berry
Library of Congress Data
Abbey, Edward, 1927-
One life at a time, please / Edward Abbey. 1st ed. New York : Holt, c1988.
xii, 225 p. ; 23 cm.
LC CALL NUMBER: PS3551.B2 Z47 1988
Abbey, Edward, 1927- --Biography.
Authors, American--20th century--Biography.
DEWEY DEC: 813/.54 B dc19
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