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In , Hoagland retired from a teaching position at Bennington College in Vermont. Since , he has focused most of his energies on Montaigne -type essays. Hoagland's love of solitude and silent observation of wildlife rather than social conversation may have resulted from a severe stammer that still persists.
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This stammer has, according to Hoagland himself, influenced how he writes: "Words are spoken at considerable cost to me, so a great value is placed on each one. That has had some effect on me as a writer. As a child, since I couldn't talk to people, I became close to animals. I became an observer, and in all my books, even the novels, witnessing things is what counts. Since his retirement, he has spent his summers in Barton, Vermont at a place he has owned since , and his winters in Martha's Vineyard. His non-fiction has been widely praised by writers such as John Updike , who called him "the best essayist of my generation.
His account of this trip, Notes from the Century Before, is one of the great travel books of our time. It depicts a way of life that was disappearing even as he chronicled it and it highlights Edward Hoagland's extraordinary gifts for portraiture, from salty prospector to trader, explorer, missionary, and Indian guide.
Here is a breathtaking mix of anecdote, derring-do, and the long sigh of the wilderness loner. Additional Product Features Dewey Edition. Show More Show Less.
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