A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal
For the first time in softcover, Edward Abbey's last book, a collection of unforgettable barbs of wisdom from the best-selling author of The Monkey Wrench Gang.
Notes from a Secret Journal
Edward Abbey on:
Government-"Terrorism: deadly violence against humans and other living things, usually conducted by a government against its own people."
Sex-"How to Avoid Pleurisy: Never make love to a girl named Candy on the tailgate of a half-ton Ford pickup during a chill rain in April out of Grandview Point in San Juan County, Utah."
New York City-"New Yorkers like to boast that if you can survive in New York, you can survive anywhere. But if you can survive anywhere, why live in New York?"
Literature-"Henry James. Our finest lady novelist."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hardlyhardy - LibraryThing
An aphorism is to an essay as a haiku is to a sonnet. It delivers the message in as few words as possible. Edward Abbey (1927-1989) was a master of these one-sentence essays. Even in his longer work ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Devil_llama - LibraryThing
The best sayings of Edward Abbey - and some that weren't so good - collected together in a short, readable book that can serve as a valuable reference for anyone who wants something pithy to answer the next time they're confronted with an anti-environmental heckler. Read full review