Sex and the River Styx

Sex and the River Styx

Edward Hoagland


Called the simplest essayist of his time via luminaries like Philip Roth, John Updike, and Edward Abbey, Edward Hoagland brings readers his final assortment. In Sex and the River Styx, the author's sharp eye and excessive interest shine via in essays that span his youth exploring the woods in his rural Connecticut, his days as a circus employee, and his travels internationally in his later years.

Here, we meet Hoagland at his top: touring to Kampala, Uganda, to fulfill a kinfolk he'd been aiding help simply to discover a divide some distance more than he may have ever imagined; reflecting on getting older, love, and intercourse in a deeply own, usually stunning method; and bringing us the sweetness of untamed areas, along the disparity of wasting them, and continually with a twist that brings the style of nature writing to enormously new heights. His willing dissection of social realities and the human spirit will either startle and entice readers as they meet African matriarchs, Tibetan yak herders, circus aerialists, and the strippers who entertained collage boys in Nineteen Fifties Boston. Says Howard Frank Mosher in his foreword, the self-described rhapsodist "could particularly be thought of our final, nice transcendentalist."

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