Abbey in America: A Philosopher's Legacy in a New Century
Place Published: Albuquerque, NM
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Date Published: 2015
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 44423
218pp. Octavo [24 cm] Red cloth-effect paper over boards. In the pictorial dust jacket, featuring a cover engraving of Edward Abbey entitled The River Rat by John A. Murray. 16 halftones.
"Ed was my friend, and I never picked friends because they agreed with me or were useful to me. For me, friendship, like love, lacks a motive. And often, there are rough edges, just as the ground that matters most to me can rake me with bad storms... Since he died, there has been a hole in my life, and this hole has surprised me because I think I have been around more than my share of dying and killing and did not expect his death to be more than a passing pain for me. People sometimes look me up and want to interview me about Ed. They always had two questions it seems. Where do we find the next Ed Abbey? And what should we do now that he is gone and can't tell us what to do? I always tell them the same thing: we don't need a new Ed Abbey, the old one is pretty damned serviceable." - Charles Bowden, "On the Edge with Edward Abbey, Charles Ives, and the Outlaws," in Abbey in America