Paul T. Bryant (essay date February 1991)
SOURCE: Bryant, Paul T. “Echoes, Allusions, and ‘Reality’ in Hayduke Lives!” Western American Literature 25, no. 4 (February 1991): 311-22.
[In the following essay, Bryant traces Abbey's numerous literary allusions in Hayduke Lives!]
Hayduke Lives!, Edward Abbey's last novel, is an apparently simple but actually complex amalgam of social satire, environmental protest, antic language, ironic ambiguities, and playful fantasy. Outrage is mixed with absurdity; profound archetypes are...
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