Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West
To many readers, Edward Abbey and Wallace Stegner are icons of Western American literature. Both were great writers, and they shared a passion for preserving the West’s unique environment. But, as the nature writer David Gessner explains in a new book, Stegner and Abbey were two very unique men. They differed as much in their writing styles as in their ideas about what it meant to love and care for the land. Gessner joins us Monday to explore how Stegner and Abbey embodied and chronicled the modern West. [Rebroadcast]
On Saturday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m., David Gessner will give a reading at The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City. For more details, visit their website www.kingsenglish.com
David Gessner is a professor at University of North Carolina – Wilmington, where he founded the literary journal Ecotone. He’s author of the books Return of the Osprey, My Green Manifesto, and The Tarball Chronicles. His new book is called All the Wild that Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West [Amazon|Indiebound].