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Hoagland, Edward

Overview
Works: 69 works in 255 publications in 3 languages and 13,922 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Essays  History  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3558.O334, 814.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edward Hoagland
Seven rivers west by Edward Hoagland( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and French and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1870's, a small band -- including Cecil, who hopes to capture a grizzly bear cub and train it for the vaudeville circuit, Charley; a trapper in search of gold; Sutton; and two Indian women --make their way westward into the American wilderness
Walking the Dead Diamond River by Edward Hoagland( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red wolves and black bears by Edward Hoagland( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exuberant writings on carnivals, baseball, literary backbiting, city walks, Texas, and newts"--Cover subtitle
Balancing acts : essays by Edward Hoagland( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part memoir, part travel guide, these essays take the reader into the rain forest in Belize, the mountains of Yemen, the Okenfenokee Swamp, "Up the Black to Chalkyitsik," and through the treacherous terrain in the literary world
In the country of the blind : a novel by Edward Hoagland( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Press, a stockbroker going blind, has lost his job and his wife and is trying to figure out his next move. Holed up in his Vermont cabin surrounded by a hippy commune, drug runners, farmers-gone-bust, blood-thirsty auctioneers, and general ne'er-do-wells, Press discovers that solace and purpose sometimes come from the unlikeliest sources. Now he must learn to navigate his new landscape without sight
The tugman's passage by Edward Hoagland( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The courage of turtles; fifteen essays about compassion, pain, and love by Edward Hoagland( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1993 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Journalism, especially personal or polemical journalism, is a popular vehicle these days. Yet not many real essays are being written--pieces which have no occasion except the author's desire to speak at his convenience as he wishes, linking together memories and observations--perhaps because the form depends as much upon discipline as upon passion. Edward Hoagland's essays are sometimes autobiographical, and usually quite personal, but several are also about events and places; in any case, none is limited to the subject that it begins with. Here he writes about tigers, girl friends, show business, his father, and becoming a father, and the problem of how we treat each other in a world growing steadily more overcrowded. Although he writes painfully and eloquently about matters like stuttering, divorce and death, he tends to seize on subjects he rejoices in--the Vermont woods, county fairs, cowboys, street life, and harbor happenings. He offers even a kind of plan for survival, among other things, for he is a man seeking roots and foundation rocks. Mr. Hoagland is a stylist, a writer of low-keyed sagacity and versatility, and it is a delight to spend time inside his mind. Drawn from magazines as different as The Village Voice, Harper's, and Commentary, The Courage of Turtles contains some of the best English prose being written today."--Jacket
Children are diamonds : an African apocalypse : a novel by Edward Hoagland( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Hickey, an American school teacher in his late thirties, an American school teacher who burns his bridges with the school board and goes to Africa as an aid worker. Working for an agency in Nairobi, one of his jobs is to drive food and medical supplies to Southern Sudan to an aid station run by Ruth, a middle-aged woman, who acts as nurse, doctor, hospice worker, feeder of starving children, and witness. Ruth is gruff but efficient, and Hickey, who is usually drawn to youth and beauty, is struck by her devotion. Returning to Nairobi, he can{u2019}t forget what he has seen. When the violence and chaos in the region increase to a fever pitch and aid workers are being slaughtered or evacuated, Hickey is asked to save Ruth overland by Jeep. What happens to them and the children that have joined their journey is the searing climax of this novel. Hoagland paints an unflinching portrait of a living hell at its worst, and yet amid that suffering there is hope in the form of humility, sacrifice, and life-affirming friendship
The Edward Hoagland reader by Edward Hoagland( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heart's desire : the best of Edward Hoagland : essays from twenty years by Edward Hoagland( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoagland on nature : essays by Edward Hoagland( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Hoagland is not only one of the best writers of our time; he is also one of the keenest observers of nature and one of the most celebrated essayists. His subjects range from the natural history of owls to the delicious mystery of wolves ("Howling Back at the Wolves"); the demise of the red wolf ("Lament the Red Wolves"); the nature of a bear-stalker ("Bears, Bears, Bears"); admirable qualities of other creatures (in his famous essay "The Courage of Turtles"); and the intricate workings of an old farm's ecosystem. Hoagland's exploration-from the Okefenokee swamp to the brawny Belize River-illuminates both the exotic and the wilds of our own backyards. Hoagland reports from the frontlines of life. He recounts fascinating details with exacting prose. He's irascible, brilliant, probing, sharp-witted, and brutally honest-about himself and the state of the natural world. No one who admires John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, John Burroughs, and Edward Abbey should miss this definitive collection. It will forever change the way you view the natural world. The best observations on nature by the finest essayist of our time
Tigers & ice : reflections on nature and life by Edward Hoagland( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Hoagland was legally blind for three years until surgery miraculously changed his life. In this, his first original book published in more than six years, Hoagland serves up a literary banquet celebrating his renewed vision. With the penetrating and entrancing prose that has made him one of the most celebrated nature writers working today, he guides us along the full spectrum of a fascinating life -- the painful stuttering of prep-school days to the vagabond existence of his circus months when he trained tigers, from enthralling travels to Antarctica to settling into the luscious surroundings of his home in Vermont. Indeed, "Tigers and Ice" serves full notice of this one-of-a-kind writer at his powerful best, exploring his own life and the natural world with trademark honesty and grace
The best American essays 1999( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alaskan travels : far-flung tales of love and adventure by Edward Hoagland( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thirty years ago, celebrated American writer Edward Hoagland, in his early fifties and already with a dozen acclaimed books under his belt, had a choice: a midlife crisis or a midlife adventure. He chose the adventure. Pencil and notebook at the ready, Hoagland set out to explore and write about one of the last truly wild territories remaining on the face of the earth: Alaska. From the Arctic Ocean to the Kenai Peninsula, the backstreet bars of Anchorage to the Yukon River, Hoagland traveled the "real" Alaska from top to bottom. Here he documents not only the flora and fauna of America's last frontier, but also the extraordinary people living on the fringe"--P. [4] of cover
Cat man by Edward Hoagland( Book )

9 editions published between 1955 and 2003 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiddler, an intelligent young man, has joined the circus because he is broke. He becomes the Cat Man, keeper of the big cats, and his hands have the scars to prove it. The cats - the panther, the jaguar, the cheetah, the tigers, the enormous lazy male lion named Joe, and Rita, the killer leopard - all become intriguing characters in their own right, brilliantly populating the novel along with their freakish human cohorts, who include the animal department head, the train crew, the seat department, the prop men, the winos, and the townies. Etched in exquisite detail, Cat Man is a crystalline portal into the bizarre and fascinating world beneath the big top
The final fate of the alligators : stories from the city by Edward Hoagland( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City tales by Edward Hoagland( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Devil's tub : collected stories by Edward Hoagland( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the death-defying motorcycle trick riders in the carnival's Devil's Tub, a man who keeps an alligator in his bathtub, a Chinese launder in Coney Island in search of love, a frontiersman who saves himself from a mauling grizzly bear by hiding in a beaver dam, three men from a circus looking for trouble at a rodeo, a washed out boxer trying to to hang onto his career, and dozens of others rich characters. From the cramped and gritty streets of New York City to the wide open spaces of the Old West, Hoagland's characters pine, ache, create, observe, love, learn, and live in such precisely rendered stories that we are transported into each of their peculiar worlds
Walden by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1845 Thoreau, disdainful of America's commercialism and industrialism, left his home town in Massachusetts to begin a new life alone, in a hut on the north-west shore of Walden Pond. This is his account of this experiment in solitary living
N by E by Rockwell Kent( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author relates the events of his 1929 sea voyage from Nova Scotia to the shores of Greenland, the sinking of the ship and rescue of its passengers, and life among native Greenlanders
 
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Hoagland on nature : essays
Alternative Names
Edward Hoagland American academic

Edward Hoagland Amerikaans schrijver

Hoagland, Edward

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Languages
English (181)

French (4)

Japanese (2)

Covers
Walking the Dead Diamond RiverRed wolves and black bearsBalancing acts : essaysThe tugman's passageHoagland on nature : essaysTigers & ice : reflections on nature and lifeThe best American essays 1999Cat man