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Born: January 29, 1927

Died: March 14, 1989 (aged 62)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author, essayist, novelist

Bio: Edward Paul Abbey was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views. His best-known works include the novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, which has been cited as an inspiration by radical environmental groups, and the non-fiction work Desert Solitaire.

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