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Book Title: The Fool’s Progress|
The author of the book: Edward Abbey
Date of issue: October 1st 1988
ISBN 13: 9780805009217
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 559 KB
Edition: Henry Holt & Co
Read full description of the books The Fool’s Progress:When his third wife abandons him in Tucson, boozing, misanthropic anarchist Henry Holyoak Lightcap shoots his refrigerator and sets off in a battered pick-up truck for his ancestral home in West Virginia. Accompanied only by his dying dog and his memories, the irascible warhorse (a stand-in for the “real” Abbey) begins a bizarre cross-country odyssey — determined to make peace with his past — and to wage one last war against the ravages of “progress.”
Read information about the authorEdward Paul Abbey (1927 – 1989) was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views.
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 civilization.
His love for nature and extreme distrust of the industrial world influenced much of his work and helped garner a cult following.
Abbey died on March 14, 1989 due to complications from surgery. He was buried as he had requested: in a sleeping bag - no embalming fluid, no casket. His body was secretly interred in an unmarked grave in southern Arizona.
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