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Compass Points: How I Lived

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In a luminous memoir of a life richly lived, one of America's finest writers explores the themes that have shaped his life and work: the glories of the natural world, the lure of working for a circus and fighting forest fires, the afflictions of temporary blindness and blocked speech, and the enduring influence of literary friendships, including John Berryman's, Edward Abbey's, and his mentor, Archibald MacLeish. From his childhood in rural Connecticut to some of the earth's last remaining wildernesses, Hoagland has traveled the world wielding his unusual gift for observation. InCompass Pointshe delivers an honest and lively accounting of his voyages through two marriages; the New York parties he attended as a precocious young writer; Vermont hippiedom and academia; his many vivid sojourns into Europe, Alaska, British Columbia, the Sudan; and, perhaps most unforgettably, his stint in the "Animal Department" of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus fifty years ago. Leavened with Hoagland's trademark humor and insight,Compass Pointsis an entertaining and moving account of the days and nights of one of our most eminent literary voices.

About the Author

Edward Hoagland has written many works of fiction and nonfiction and been nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the American Book Award. He lives in Bennington, Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307425331
Subtitle:
How I Lived
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Hoagland, Edward
Author:
Edward Hoagland
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Literary
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Biography-Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020326
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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