Earth Apples: The Poet...
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Earth Apples: The Poetry of Edward Abbey

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Best known for his fiction, Edward Abbey was also an enthusiastic producer of verse. EARTH APPLES, his first and only book of poetry, adds to his literary reputation as an irreverent soul. Whether writing about desert landscapes, New York City, or the love of bawdy women, Abbey’s verse contains both plaintive eloquence and unapologetic passion. These poems—published for th...more
ebook, 112 pages
Published August 26th 2011 by RosettaBooks (first published August 19th 2011)
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While not my favorite work of Abbeys (on account of strikingly sensual poems and more focus on human character than nature and scenery) these poems did not fail to humor and horrify me.
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Abbey attended college in New Mexico, and then worked as a park ranger and fire lookout for the National Park Service in the Southwest. It was during this time that he developed the relationship with the area's environment that influenced his writing. During his service, he was in close proximity to the ruins of ancient Native American cultures and saw the expansion and destruction of modern civil...more
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