Friday, July 22, 2011

Dear Abbey

It's been a long while since I've read anything by that bard of the desert, ole Edward Abbey. "Down the River" is a fantastic book, close to genius but for a few weak pieces near the back of the book, and the political stuff now dated. The opening essay on Thoreau is magic. I think I'll have to plan a revisit to Walden in the near future...

On the turntable: Velvet Underground, "Quine Tapes"
On the nighttable: Edward Abbey, "Down the River"

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