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"A passionately felt, deeply poetic book. It has philosophy. It has humor. It has its share of nerve-tingling adventures...set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty."THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOKREVIEWEdward Abbey lived for three seasons in the desert at Moab, Utah, and what he discovered about the land before him, the world around him, and the heart that beat within, is a fascinating, sometimes raucous, always personal account of a place that has already disappeared, but is worth remembering and living through again and again.
University of Arizona Press
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"Best book about PLACE ever written. Edward Abbey will make you furious and transform you. And 'Desert Solitaire' will compel you to leave your life behind, rejecting every value that binds you. (Which would, of course, be silly.) "