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Edward Abbey

Edward AbbeyBorn: 29-Jan-1927
Birthplace: Indiana, PA
Died: 14-Mar-1989
Location of death: Oracle, AZ
Cause of death: Complications of Surgery [1]
Remains: Buried, Cabeza Prieta Desert, Pima County, AZ

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Desert Solitaire

Military service: US Army (1945-7, served in Naples, Italy)


[1] Died from esophageal hemorrhaging as a result of surgical complications.

Father: Paul Revere Abbey (farmer, b. 1901, d. 1992)
Mother: Mildred Postlewaite (b. 1905, d. 1988)
Wife: Jean Schmeckel (m. 1950, div. 1952)
Wife: Rita Deanin (div. 1965, two sons)
Son: Joshua N. Abbey (b. 1956, with Deanin)
Son: Aaron Paul Abbey (b. 1959, with Deanin)
Wife: Judy Pepper (d. 1968 or 1970, one daughter)
Daughter: Susannah M. Abbey (b. 1968, with Pepper)
Wife: Renee Downing (m. 1973, div. 1982)
Wife: Clarke Cartwright (5th, m. 1982, until his death, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Rebecca Claire Abbey (b. 1983, with Clarke)
Son: Benjamin C. Abbey (b. 1987, with Clarke)

    University: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    University: BA, University of New Mexico
    University: MA, University of New Mexico
    University: University of Edinburgh
    Professor: University of Arizona (teaching 1982, full professor 1988)

    Fulbright 1951-52
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1974
    Tonsillectomy

Author of books:
Jonathan Troy (1954, novel)
The Brave Cowboy (1956, novel)
Fire on the Mountain (1962, novel)
Desert Solitaire (1968, nonfiction)
Black Sun (1971, novel)
The Monkey Wrench Gang (1975, novel)
The Journey Home (1977, essays)
Abbey's Road (1979, essays)
Good News (1980, novel)
Down the River (1982, essays)
The Fool's Progress (1988, novel)
One Life at a Time (1988, essays)
Hayduke Lives! (1990, novel, posthumous)



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