David Gessner | All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West

Join author David Gessner for a reading and signing of his book, All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West. 

Archetypal wild man Edward Abbey and proper, dedicated Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the western landscape. Now, award-winning nature writer David Gessner follows the ghosts of these two remarkable writer-environmentalists from Stegner's birthplace in Saskatchewan to the site of Abbey's pilgrimages to Arches National Park in Utah, braiding their stories and asking how they speak to the lives of all those who care about the West.

These two great westerners had very different ideas about what it meant to love the land and try to care for it, and they did so in distinctly different styles. Boozy, lustful, and irascible, Abbey was best known as the author of the novel The Monkey Wrench Gang (and also of the classic nature memoir Desert Solitaire), famous for spawning the idea of guerrilla actions known to admirers as "monkeywrenching" and to law enforcement as domestic terrorism to disrupt commercial exploitation of western lands. By contrast, Stegner, a buttoned-down, disciplined, faithful family man and devoted professor of creative writing, dedicated himself to working through the system to protect western sites such as Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado.

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Event date: 
Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1511 South 1500 East
King's English Bookshop
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
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$26.95
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ISBN: 9780393089998
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 20th, 2015