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Jim Bishop
Epitaph for a Desert Anarchist

Original Airdate: June 7, 1995


About the Author

James Bishop, Jr. is an author, freelance writer, editor and creative writing instructor who is also committed to grassroots organizing, arts advocacy and environmental sanity. Since leaving the nation's capital for the West, he has served as a consultant to government agencies and nonprofit organizations ranging from The RAND Corporation to the Grand Canyon Trust, The Aspen Institute at Wye Plantation to American Rivers, the Coconino National Forest, Sedona Ranger District and the Sedona Creative Life Center. His writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines in Seattle, Denver, Prescott, Arizona and Washington D.C.


About this Book

When Edward Abbey died in 1989 at 62 years old, it seemed that everyone had a strong opinion of him. Novelist, naturalist and social critic, Abbey loved his country but hated the industrial system degrading the countryside. In attempting to examine the impact of his work, Bishop, a writer and editor with access to Abbey's private papers, concludes that he was a difficult romantic who wished to be remembered for his fiction and ultimately inspired a generation.


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