Category Archives: Edward Hoagland

“Postcards Bearing Good News!”

I frequently trade comical jabs with friends and family via e-mail correspondence and social media (surely indicative of my generation). Or, as my father playfully characterizes it, I “poke the bear.” Sometimes the bear remains blissfully inattentive to my prods, … Continue reading

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Passionate Visions, Visionary Passions

In an interview with The New York Times from 19 April 1992, novelist Cormac McCarthy freely admits that “The ugly fact is books are made out of books.” To recognize this truth claim in the words of a contemporary literary … Continue reading

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Masters of Nature Writing, Then and Now

During the mid 1980s Penguin Books developed a Nature Classics series and employed Edward Hoagland to select, edit, and solicit contributions for books and introductory materials. Up to the task, he immediately sent inquiries to friends, colleagues, and various specialists … Continue reading

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Edward Abbey Collection

“¿Que pasé, old comrade? I hope that all is well with you and yourn.”  Ed Abbey to Ralph Newcomb, Jan. 22, 1968.  I recently completed processing a fine collection of letters to and from the writer Ed Abbey, and this … Continue reading

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