Blog posts tagged with 'west'

An Interview with David Gessner
In his latest book, All the Wild That Remains, David Gessner follows in the footsteps of two great environmentalists, Edward Abbey and Wallace Stegner, from Stegner's birthplace in Saskatchewan to the site of Abbey's pilgrimages to Arches. His homage to the West and to the two writers who celebrated and defended it inspires and entertains while asking important questions about our role in cultivating a meaningful relationship with the wild. Gessner agreed to discuss some of our own questions about the intersection of ecology and travel, of wandering and the wild.
All the Wild That Remains
Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire resides on many an environmentalist’s bookshelf and Wallace Stegner is to many Westerners a hallowed name. However, David Gessner worries that Abbey’s dog-eared paperback may have collected its own desert of dust, and that most of us are long overdue for a trip to Big Rock Candy Mountain. In his dual biography of the writers, All the Wild That Remains, Gessner lays out why “Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey, far from being regional or outdated, have never been more relevant.