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Postcards from Ed : dispatches and salvos from an American iconoclast

Author: Edward Abbey; David Petersen
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Edward Abbey (1927-1989) was a singular American writer and cult hero, as famous for books like Desert Solitaire and The Monkey Wrench Gang as he was infamous for the prickly persona of "Cactus Ed." Abbey's postcards and letters, legendary during his lifetime and collected here for the first time, convey the fullness of the man and reveal, along with his wisdom and savage wit, a tender side seldom seen before.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989.
Postcards from Ed.
Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 2006
(OCoLC)607754287
Online version:
Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989.
Postcards from Ed.
Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 2006
(OCoLC)609330022
Named Person: Edward Abbey; Edward Abbey; Edward Abbey
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Abbey; David Petersen
ISBN: 1571312846 9781571312846 1571312854 9781571312853
OCLC Number: 63178974
Description: xv, 296 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Terry Tempest Williams --
Editor's Foreword --
Postcards from Ed: --
I: 1949/1969 --
II: 1970/1974 --
III: 1975/1976 --
IV: 1977/1978 --
V: 1979/1981 --
VI: 1982/1983 --
VII: 1984/1985 --
VIII: 1986 --
IX: 1987 --
X: 1988 --
XI: 1989.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by David Petersen.
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"Edward Abbey (1927-1989) was a singular American writer and cult hero, as famous for books like Desert Solitaire and The Monkey Wrench Gang as he was infamous for the prickly persona of "Cactus Ed." Abbey's postcards and letters, legendary during his lifetime and collected here for the first time, convey the fullness of the man and reveal, along with his wisdom and savage wit, a tender side seldom seen before. Whether spouting on the virtues of anger, roasting hawkish proponents of Vietnam, or lending encouragement to fellow writers such as Cormac McCarthy, here we find the essential spirit of the man, intimate and revolutionary."--BOOK JACKET.

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