Happy Birthday Ed Abbey

edward abbeyHappy Birthday Edward Abbey! In remembrance of this great lover of the desert and of all things right and true and gonzo, watch this never-broadcast video shot in Arches National Park in 1985. It was shelved because a well-known broadcaster didn’t want an “eco-terrorist” being featured on his show. The film features the inimitable Ed Abbey in all his red convertible, Utah-loving glory. What a delight he was.

Get to know Ed Abbey by reading this 1982 Q & A interview. He’s got opinions on sprawl, water use, and the environment, per usual.

Read this biographical remembrance of Ed over at Wilderness.net.

Visit this epic Pinterest Page dedicated to all things Abbey

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2 Responses to Happy Birthday Ed Abbey

  1. Andy Zahn January 29, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    Happy Birthday Ed!

    Edward Abbey is one of my favorite authors, I never knew this video existed, thanks for sharing it!

    • Julia Cozby January 29, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

      It’s really great, isn’t it? Just all Ed, for sure. I wish I had known him–I think he and I would have clicked.

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