Edward Abbey | Critical Essay by Scott Slovic

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of Edward Abbey.
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Critical Essay by Scott Slovic

SOURCE: Slovic, Scott. “Aestheticism and Awareness: The Psychology of Edward Abbey's The Monkey Wrench Gang.The CEA Critic 55, no. 3 (spring-summer 1993): 54-68.

In the following essay, Slovic finds the search for self-awareness to be the main theme of The Monkey Wrench Gang.

[W]ith five published novels and three volumes, including this one, of personal history to my credit—or discredit if you prefer—why am I still classified by librarians and tagged by reviewers as a “nature writer”?

—Edward Abbey, Abbey's Road

Wilderness is above all an opportunity to heighten one's awareness, to locate the self against the nonself. It is a springboard for introspection. And the greatest words, those which illumine life as it is centrally lived and felt, intensify that process.

—Bruce Berger, The Telling Distance: Conversations with the American Desert...

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