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Abbey, Edward - Excerpts and Quotes
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Abbey once said, "By the age of eighteen, a human has acquired enough joy and heartache to provide the food of reflection for a century." Known as a 20th century polemicist and desert anarchist, "a character of elaborate contradictions and eccentricities whose words either infuriated or delighted his readers."

Honesty in a Dishonest Age
Presents one of the last entries in Abbey's diary, written shortly before his death in 1989.

In Defense of Gaia
Excerpt from Abbey's book "One Life at a Time, Please" discusses deforestation and "eco-defense" techniques.

Living in the Desert
Excerpt from Abbey's "Desert Solitude" discusses the implications of developing desert land.

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