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Hoagland on Nature: Essays

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The best observations on nature by the finest essayist of our time.
Paperback, 512 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Lyons Press (first published August 1st 2003)
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Mike
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Favorite essay: Abbey's Road, about Edward Abbey, who died in 1989.

notes:
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 s
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William Carpenter
Engaging and informative essays by one of the finest.
Keith
Dec 10, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i only read some of the essays
Jamie
This was good, and long, and good. One of my favorites was his essay on Job, “Behold Now Behemoth.” Not something I was expecting to find here, and a delight when I did.
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Edward 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."