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Ken-ichi’s review of Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
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Apr 27, 2010 08:16AM
How did you find this? I think I read it in high school...
Apr 27, 2010 09:29AM
It was recommended to me by a coworker a while back, who was pretty Abbey-esque himself, and there was an excerpt in that anthology of American environmental writing I just finished. It's also kind of a classic. I think I may have actually bought it in the Cottonwood Springs visitor's center in Joshua Tree, which was a bit weird.
Dec 06, 2011 06:47PM
Absolutely fantastic review. I, too, loved the passage you quote about nature's indifference. I read it on the Kindle and highlighted it. Thank you for a really enjoyable and perceptive review.
Dec 06, 2011 07:30PM
Thanks for the kinds words! Definitely an interesting book.
Dec 07, 2011 12:45PM
By the way, follow this link. The very last lines in the story are the ones references by the quote by Balzac. it's a short story called: A Passion in the Desert
Dec 07, 2011 02:33PM
Merci! Apparently the
reads, "c'est Dieu sans les hommes," which is disappointingly less poetic to me than "God is there and man is not."
Dec 08, 2012 12:07PM
Great review! He sounds an extraordinary man....
Dec 05, 2013 06:03PM
the naturalist's Id... so true
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