a photograph of a young edward abbey in front of an illustrated desert and mountain background

Confessions of a Barbarian: Selections from the Journals of Edward Abbey, 1951 - 1989 (3rd Edition)

by Edward Abbey Author and David Petersen Editor

Edward Abbey, famed author of The Monkey Wrench Gang and Desert Solitaire, died in 1989. But in this edition editor David Petersen has compiled selections from his journals spanning more than thirty years of his career as a park ranger and author. In his characteristicly gruff style, Abbey documents his experiences as a park ranger, whether through the written word or the occasional sketch of the landscape. Unapologetic to the last, these journals show Abbey at his most candid, rife with commentary on ecology and humanity's incorrigible greed and stupidity in the face of natural bounty and wonder. This latest edition includes an interview with Abbey where he speaks about his approach to writing. Sure to rankle some readers and bring smiles to the faces of others, this collection of Abbey's writing is as provocative as ever and a needed edition to the library of any would be naturalist or monkey-wrencher.