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The Monkey Wrench Gang

Abbey, Edward

The Monkey Wrench Gang

by Abbey, Edward

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Published by Robin Clark in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1975.

StatementEdward Abbey.
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Pagination315 p.
Number of Pages315
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17421689M
ISBN 100860721353
ISBN 109780860721352
OCLC/WorldCa60079187

I don’t know if this is an exhaustive list of literary devices in The Monkey Wrench Gang, but some of them include: 1. Allegory in the sense that the Glen Canyon Dam is (quite literally) a concrete symbol of all the “progress” that has mucked up t. Directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman. Environmental activists fight the over-development of the 's American West.

On the surface, The Monkey Wrench Gang is a novel about four characters and their fight to protest the industrialization and destruction of the southwestern landscape. On reading the novel, however, one finds the novel is much more about the characteristics of mankind, and how their environment and experiences alter those characteristics. Buy a cheap copy of Hayduke Lives! (Monkey Wrench Gang, #2) book by Edward Abbey. Ed Abbey's novel, The Monkey Wrench Gang, ended with a classic--and literal--cliffhanger: it left its hero, George Washington Hayduke III, clinging to a sheer Free shipping over $Cited by: 2.

The Monkey Wrench Gang is a novel written by American author Edward Abbey (–), published in Easily Abbey's most famous fiction work, the novel concerns the use of sabotage to protest environmentally damaging activities in the American Southwest, and was so influential that the term "monkeywrench" has come to mean, besides sabotage and damage to machines, any violence.   The Monkey Wrench Gang does occasionally wax philosophically, but only in the midst of one character whining or thinking about the bourgeois influence of sanitized American adulthood on the natural environment. Most of Abbey's energy in Monkey Wrench Gang is spent having a good time - following a troupe of 4 troublemakers each shaking off their /5().


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Ed Abbey called The Monkey Wrench Gang, his novel, a "comic extravaganza."Some readers have remarked that the book is more a comic book than a real novel, and it's true that reading this incendiary call to protect the American wilderness requires more than a little of the old willing suspension of disbelief/5.

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The Monkey Wrench Gang is a magnificent snarl of genres: spaghetti westerns tangled up with the Keystone Cops, the Cervantean romance tradition and Acme cartoon capers (in.

The follow-up to the eco-warrior's bible The The Monkey Wrench Gang book Gang has our heroes once again coming to the rescue of the fragile and over-grazed southwest (Abbey's beloved lands) which are once again being sold and perverted for the short term gains of profiteers (so it goes and has been going for as long as we can remember--i note that Franzen borrowed a bit on this theme as well for Freedom /5.

Loose objects—gilded scissors, a monkey wrench, a couple of empty Cadillacs—slid down the appalling gradient of the depressed roadway and launched themselves, turning slowly, into space. They took a long time going down and when they finally smashed on the rock and river far below, the sound of the impact, arriving much later, was barely.

The prologue of The Monkey Wrench Gang opens at the border of Utah and Arizona on the day that a new bridge is being dedicated. The surrounding area is bustling with celebration and fanfare, but. The Monkey Wrench Gang Summary and Study Guide SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature.

This page guide for “The Monkey Wrench Gang” by Edward Abbey includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 30 chapters, as well as several more. User Review - Flag as inappropriate Once again I can't find the proper thumbnail for my Avon first paperback edition of The Monkey Wrench Gang.

Also, I don't know how I went so long without reading this book -- it is wonderful, visceral, vulgar, propulsively thrilling, and so so funny.I *loved* it.4/5(13). The Monkey Wrench Gang, Abbey's ecoterrorism novel, spawned the radical environmental group Earth First!, and has gone on to become what the author always dreaded--a classic, selling more than a.

The Monkey Wrench Gang by Abbey, Edward and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   This Monkey Wrench Gang book review will provide a brief overview of the book’s plot and include a discussion of a few of the book’s major themes.

Disclosure: In the immediate months following the original publication of The Monkey Wrench Gang there was a serious national conversation.9/ Audacious, controversial and hilarious, The Monkey Wrench Gang is Edward Abbey's masterpiece - a big, boisterous and unforgettable novel about freedom and commitment that ignited the flames of environmental activism.

Throughout the vast American West, nature is being vicitimized by a Big Government / Big Business conspiracy of bridges, dams and 5/5(1). A.K. Sarvis, M.D.

A “bald but bearded” (12) year-old surgeon, Dr. Sarvis, or Doc, is an “Episcopalian anarcho-syndicalist libertarian” () and environmental activist who gets his kicks burning down billboards on the side of Route Though older and wealthier than his compatriots, the cigar-puffing Doc believes “the evil[ ]in the food, in the noise, in.

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But there is a glaring difference between Abbey’s book and others that have inspired political movements. The Monkey Wrench Gang is a novel.

Novels, unlike essays or. "The Monkey Wrench Gang" is a book about a system gone wrong and a band of idealists looking for a way to head it off at the pass before it plummets over the edge into the abyss.

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Get this from a library. The monkey wrench gang. [Edward Abbey] -- Ex-Green Beret George Hayduke returns from war to find his beloved southwestern desert threatened by industrial development. Joining with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness.

The Monkey Wrench Gang is a novel written by American author Edward Abbey (–), published in Easily Abbey's most famous fiction work, the novel concerns the use of sabotage to protest environmentally damaging activities in the Southwestern United States, and was so influential that the term "monkeywrench" has come to mean, besides sabotage and damage to machines, any sabotage.The Monkey Wrench Gang is on the move - and peaceful coexistence be damned!

© Edward Abbey, renewed by Clarke Abbey (P) Tantor Show More Show Less. I have to admit that while reading this book, I was reminded a bit of my high school self. While I may not have gone through as many cigs or beers as the characters in the Monkey Wrench Gang, I did share the belief that radical eco-activism was the only true solution.