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Pub Date: April 2011
“Te best essayist of my generation.”—John Updike
Admired by a pantheon o America’s greatest writers and considered one o our most prolic essayists, EdwardHoagland is in a class o his own. He came o age during our country’s literary heyday, learned to write the old-ashioned way—through direct experience in love, travel, and immersion in the natural world—and then dedicateddecades o his lie to prose that is not only powerul, but truly original. Now, more than fy years afer he rst beganpublishing, Hoagland brings his acuity to bear in this latest collection o essays.Published over the course o thirteen years in magazines such as
, the essays in
Sex and theRiver Styx
explore themes o aging, love, and sex in deeply personal, ofen surprising ways through stories o Aricanmatriarchs, circus aerialists, and the wonder o wild places, along with the despair o losing them. Hoagland’s proseshines with the energy and intelligence that has characterized his work or decades and the wisdom o a man whosecuriosity about the world has given him, and us, a lietime o stories.
Sex and the River Styx
is an elegy or the marvelsHoagland has witnessed and wondered at over the course o his lie—and the wildness o nature, o love, and o loss.
Sex and the River Styx
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has writen more han weny books, boh cion and noncion, including
Walking the Dead Diamond River
Te ugman’s Passage
. He worked in he RinglingBros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus while atending Harvard in he early 1950s and laer raveled around he world wriing or
, and oher magazines. He received woGuggenheim Fellowships, Brandeis and Naional Endowmen or he Ars awards, and wo awards romhe American Academy o Ars and Leters, and was eleced o he Academy in 1982. Hoagland edied hehiry-volume Penguin Naure Classics Series, and has augh a Te New School, Rugers, Sarah Lawrence,CUNY, he Universiy o Iowa, UC Davis, Columbia Universiy, Beloi College, Brown Universiy, andBenningon College. A naive New Yorker, Hoagland divides his ime beween Marha’s Vineyard andnorhern Vermon.
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Hoagland’s prose sings...Exensive in range, inensive in passion—Publisher’s Weekly
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