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Edward Abbey

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Edward Abbey

American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views add

Category: Literature

Born in 1927.

Countries: United States (43%), New Mexico (21%), Pennsylvania (14%)

Main connections: Glen Canyon, Kirk Douglas, Joseph Wood Krutch

Linked to: Outside, Stanford University, University of Arizona, University of New Mexico

 

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Edward Abbey was born in 1927 add something


1945

Abbey graduated from high school in Indiana, Pennsylvania in 1945 add something


1947

Abbey had an FBI file opened on him in 1947, after he posted a letter while in college urging people to rid themselves of their draft cards add something


1951

In 1951 Abbey began having an affair with Rita Deanin, who in 1952 would become his second wife after he and Schmechal divorced add something

 

When he returned to the United States, Abbey took advantage of the G.I. Bill to attend the University of New Mexico, where he received a B.A. in philosophy and English in 1951, and a master's degree in philosophy in 1956 add something


1956

In 1956 and 1957, Abbey worked as a seasonal ranger for the United States National Park Service at Arches National Monument , near the town of Moab, Utah add something

 

In it, he describes his stay in the canyonlands of southeastern Utah from 1956-1957 add something


1957

After receiving his masters degree, Abbey spent 1957 at Stanford University on a Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Fellowship add something


1959

Abbey's second son Aaron was born in 1959, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, New Mexico add something


1960

In the 1960s Abbey worked as a seasonal park ranger at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, on the border of Arizona and Mexico add something


1961

In 1961, the movie version of his second novel, "The Brave Cowboy," with screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, was being shot on location in New Mexico by Kirk Douglas who had bought the novel's screen rights and was producing and starring in the film, released in 1962 as Lonely Are the Brave add something


1963

Rather it was a story about a woman with whom Abbey had an affair in 1963 add something


1965

On October 16, 1965 Abbey married Judy Pepper, who accompanied Abbey as a seasonal park ranger in the Florida Everglades, and as a fire lookout in Lassen Volcanic National Park add something


1968

Abbey finished the first draft of "Black Sun" in 1968, two years before Judy died, and it was "a bone of contention in their marriage" add something

 

"Desert Solitaire", Abbey's fourth book and first non-fiction work, was published in 1968 add something

 

On August 8, 1968 Pepper gave birth to a daughter, Susannah "Susie" Mildred Abbey add something

 

Glen Canyon - American writer Edward Abbey documented his experience exploring Glen Canyon from the Colorado River prior to the completion of Glen Canyon Dam in his 1968 memoir "Desert Solitaire", in the chapter titled "Down the River"

 

Glen Canyon - American writer Edward Abbey documented his experience exploring Glen Canyon from the Colorado River prior to the completion of Glen Canyon Dam in his 1968 memoir "Desert Solitaire", in the chapter titled "Down the River"


1970

Judy died of leukemia on July 11, 1970, an event that crushed Abbey, causing him to go into "bouts of depression and loneliness" for years add something


1978

Abbey met his fifth and final wife, Clark Cartwright in 1978, and married her in 1982 add something


1981

In 1981, his third novel, "Fire on the Mountain", was adapted into a TV movie by the same title add something


1984

In 1984, Abbey went back to the University of Arizona to teach add something


1988

Joseph Wood Krutch - One of the last interviews with Krutch before his death was conducted by Edward Abbey and appears in Abbey's 1988 book "One Life at a Time, Please"


Edward Abbey died in 1989 add something

 

Edward Abbey died on March 14, 1989, at the age of 62, in his home in Tucson, Arizona, Arizona add something


2003

A 2003 Outside' article described how his friends honored his request: add something