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Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal

St. Martin's Press
August 1991
REV
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Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal Overview

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." For the first time in paperback, a collection of unforgettable barbs of wisdom from the bestselling author of The Monkey-Wrench Gang. Completed just two weeks before he died, Abbey's collection of one-liners and aphorisms lays down the law on everything from sex to death to the environment to fine art. 50 line drawings.


Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal Synopsis

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 JournalEdward 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." Booknews Reprint of the 1989 edition published by Rydal Press of Santa Fe. Abbey wrote "An empty man is full of himself", and "Henry James: our finest lady novelist". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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Reprint of the 1989 edition published by Rydal Press of Santa Fe. Abbey wrote "An empty man is full of himself", and "Henry James: our finest lady novelist". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal

Book Info

  • Book Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13: 9780312064884
  • ISBN-10: 0312064888
  • Edition: REV
  • Number of Pages: 112
  • Dimensions: 4.36 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.35 (d)
  • Approx Price: $1.99
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