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Wild Things

Edward Hoagland

‘I believed that I had a sixth sense.’

I was lucky as a child. I not only had books in the house that allowed me to conceive of myself as Mowgli, Dr Dolittle, Little Black Sambo and other people whose lives were intertwined with those of animals, I also knew a whole spectrum of animals myself. Living in the country, I could read The Wind…

Edward Hoagland

Edward Hoagland has been described by John Updike as the best essayist of his generation. He was born in New York in 1932. His books include the novels Cat Man, Seven Rivers West; the travel books Notes from the Century Before: a Journal of British Columbia, African Calliope: a Journey to the Sudan; and the collections of essays The Courage of Turtles, Red Wolves and Black Bears and The Tugman’s Passage.

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