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Wilderness Month Book Discussion: Liz Cutler on “Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness” by Edward Abbey

September 24, 2016, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Liz Cutler, sustainability coordinator and longtime English teacher of nature and literature at Princeton Day School, will lead a walk followed by a discussion of Edward Abbey’s iconic book of essays “Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness.” The book is based on his time as a park ranger in Arches National Monument in Utah and explores the relationship between wilderness and civilization. The discussion will explore Abbey’s idea that “we need wilderness whether or not we ever set foot in it.” Special focus will be on his essay “Down the River.” Note: bring your own lawn chair. Institute Woods, Quaker Friends Meeting House, Mercer Street

Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


September 24, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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65 Witherspoon Street

Princeton, NJ 08542 United States