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Edward Abbey (1927–1989)

Edward Abbey was born on January 29, 1927 in Pennsylvania, USA. He was a writer, known for Lonely Are the Brave (1962), Fire on the Mountain (1981) and The Monkey Wrench Gang. He died on March 14, 1989 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. See full bio »


(age 62) in Tucson, Arizona, USA

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 1981 Fire on the Mountain (TV Movie) (book)
 1962 Lonely Are the Brave (novel "Brave Cowboy")
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 1987 Earth First! The Politics of Radical Environmentalism (Documentary) (special thanks)
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 2013 Glorious Things Are Sung of Zion (Documentary) (completed)
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 1982 Abbey's Road (TV Movie)
 1981 The Cracking of Glen Canyon Damn (Short)
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 2014 Wrenched (Documentary)
 2014 DamNation (Documentary)
 2007 Drowning River (Video documentary short)
 2007 Edward Abbey: A Voice in the Wilderness (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 Natural Heroes (TV Series documentary)

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Other Works:

Novel: "Lonely Are the Brave" (filmed as Lonely Are the Brave (1962)). See more »

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Personal Quote:

When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem. See more »


He was buried -- completely illegally, but in accordance with his expressed wishes -- at an unknown location in the Cabeza Prieta Desert, with no coffin, with a sleeping bag for a shroud, and with a funeral libation of whiskey poured over his body. His grave marker reads, "EDWARD PAUL ABBEY, 1927-1989. No Comment.". The location of his grave remains undisclosed. See more »

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