Edward Abbey Essays
Thoreau’s Influence on Abby’s Desert Solitaire College
It was soon after the American Revolution that Thoreau, one of the most influential literary figures of the 19th Century, questioned the effective freedom and happiness of American citizens. The Declaration of Independence stated that all men have...
The Brave Cowboy: A Closer Look at Modern Life College
The Brave Cowboy
Edward Abbey’s second novel, The Brave Cowboy, is intensely critical of modern life. The book celebrates wide-open spaces and freedom through consistent comparison to an adjacent reality: the hustle and bustle of the city. As the novel continues,...