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With Traven and Thoreau: A Narrative Bibliography of Edward Abbey
Featuring unpublished letters and selections from his journals (with commentary and annotation)
by Ken Sanders

Announcing the publication of a book-length narrative bibliography on the works of Edward Abbey, 1927-1989. Three years of research and investigation have gone into his monumental bibliography. This comprehensive volume delves into the life and works of the most celebrated environmental writer of the 20th century. Two classic works alone, Desert Solitaire and The Monkey Wrench Gang, will assure Abbey's audience and reputation well into the 21st century and beyond.

His twenty-one published books in over one hundred editions are herein extensively annotated. Each entry includes commentary by Abbey and the author. Additionally, hundreds of periodical appearances, excerpts and anthologies, as well as introductions, forewords, letters to the editor, and a host of other rare Abbey ephemera are herein catologued for the first time. Interviews, video and audio tapes, calendars, posters and postcards are all duly noted. The work includes extensive writings from his unpublished journals, as well as Abbey artwork and passages from unpublished letters, and many photographs published for the first time.

In addition to Abbey artwork and photographs, the work features a pictorial section containing virtually all of his published books, along with ephemera such as the rarely-seen Thunderbird and other early work.

Also included are a special essay entitled "R. Crumb meets the Monkey Wrench Gang" which details the story of how R. Crumb came to illustrate The Monkey Wrench Gang in 1985 and Abbey & Crumb Adventures on the Colorado Plateau. Another essay describes Abbey's adventures in River Solitaire, the ones he chose to leave out of his essay.

Includes the 1989 Arches Memorial readings by Wallace Stegner, Wendell Berry, Barry Lopez, Ann Zwinger, David Quammen, Terry Tempest Williams, Doug Peackock, Dave Foreman, Katie Lee, Ken Sleight, John DePuy, and C.L. Rawlins. Also includes "Saying Farewell to Edward Abbey From the Other Side of the World" by Ken Sanders.

From the Edward Abbey fan to the serious bibliophile, no lover of Cactus Ed's words should be without this new work.

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