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Book Title: On Nature: Selected Essays|
The author of the book: Edward Hoagland
Edition: Lyons Press
Date of issue: October 7th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781493006120
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Favorite essay: Abbey's Road, about Edward Abbey, who died in 1989.
470--"a jubilant writer, a regular gleeman" (cf JM Kenyon)
--2 days before dying, he left the hospital, wishing to die in the desert, and at sunup had himself disconnected from the tubes & machinery.
421--wife never dropped a fallen friend
Came to him from the Writer's Almanac:
Born in New York City (1932). His first books were what he called "documentary novels," books like Cat Man (1956), which was based on what he had seen working as a lion keeper for a traveling circus, and The Circle Home (1960), about a washed-up boxer.
Hoagland refers to himself as peripatetic and happy when going about with Mississippi muskrat trappers or riding mules down the Rio Grande. So in the mid-1960s, he set out for British Columbia to ride the rivers, follow the trails, and talk with old-timers about the heyday of the homesteaders and prospectors. He began keeping a journal of his trip, which became the nonfiction book Notes from the Century Before (1969) and led him to writing essays instead of novels.
For Hoagland, the essay was a freer form than fiction, and he wrote on everything from tugboats and taxidermy to jury duty and suicide, to go-go dancers and the time he mailed his mutilated draft card to President Johnson. His first collection was The Courage of Turtles (1971), followed by Walking the Dead Diamond River(1973) and numerous others. His most recent book of essays isChildren Are Diamonds (2013), which was published earlier this year.
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Read information about the authorEdward Hoagland (born December 21, 1932, in New York, New York) is an author best known for his nature and travel writing. His non-fiction has been widely praised by writers such as John Updike, who called him "the best essayist of my generation."
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