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.
On Friday, May 1, David Gessner will be at Ken Sanders Rare Books in downtown Salt Lake City for a reading of his new book All the Wild that Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West. DETAILS
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].