Amy Irvine Reading and Discussion of Desert Cabal

Tue, Oct 23
  • Presented By: Torrey House Press
  • at: Ken Sanders Rare Books
  • 268 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Ed Abbey’s Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness turns 50 this fall, and its iconic author, who has inspired generations of rebel-rousing advocacy on behalf of the American West, is due for a tribute as well as a talking to. In Desert Cabal: A New Season in the Wilderness, Amy Irvine admires the man who influenced her life and work while challenging all that is dated—offensive, even—between the covers of Abbey’s environmental classic. Irvine names and questions the “lone male” narrative—white and privileged as it is—that still has its boots planted firmly at the center of today’s wilderness movement, even as she celebrates the lens through which Abbey taught so many to love the wild remains of the nation. From Abbey’s quiet notion of solitude to Irvine’s roaring cabal, the desert just got hotter, and its defenders more nuanced and numerous.

Event Info

  • Presented By: Torrey House Press
  • Dates: October 23, 2018
  • Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books
  • Address: 268 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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